Junior School chess team reach national semi-finals

Posted on: May 11th 2019School News


On Saturday, following on from previous regional qualification, Junior School boys Ethan, Ajay, Kumar, Krishna, Max, Aryan and Anay represented MGS in the English Primary Schools Chess Association Under-11 National Semi-Final, held in Bristol. 

More than 40 schools competed for just two places to reach the national final, and the MGS team performed superbly to finish fifth, a remarkable achievement given this was the first year the School had entered the competition and our Year 5 boys were playing against teams generally a year older than them - including a number of more experienced teams, some of which included players who are former British Chess Champions in their age group.

The boys were a real credit to the School and they should be very proud of their achievement - a hard earned fifth place finish that received a gold standard award.