4th March 2019

Chess Champions

On Saturday, the Sancton Wood Chess team played the final three matches in the last round of the Cambridgeshire Schools Chess League.
Starting in October, and featuring 15 matches over 5 Saturdays during the year, Sancton Wood started the last round in joint 16th place, hoping for a finish in the top half of the table.
The children played some great chess winning their first match against Kimbolton by 5 games to 1. Despite a close loss to Kings in the next game, a win against Melbourne in the third match, meant that Sancton Wood achieved a top 10 finish in a field of 30 teams, which was a fantastic achievement.
All the children who took part deserve credit for their fantastic sportsmanship and team spirit, and their collective delight at their final result was brilliant to see. A big thank you, too, to all parents who supported their children in coming to the matches, to have a full team for every single match was one of the reasons for such a great result.
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