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Check mate in the Crawshaw Chess Cup!

Tuesday 17th July saw the inaugural Crawshaw Chess Cup competition take place here at Crawshaw.  The event involved 24 students from years 8-11 and was hosted in the Theatre with up to 12 games being played concurrently throughout the morning.  All the students were seeded before the event based on their ability and performances at the school chess club or games played over lunchtimes

Concentation & focus!

Each player played 4 games each and results were tallied to give the final overall results. The prize was taken by Harris Wilcock, whose name will make it onto the trophy and held in school. Harris also received a medal and some vouchers and will be able to challenge to retain his title in next year.  Chess club, run by LRC Coordinator Mrs Coop, is open to players of all abilities and hosted on Wednesday, 3pm-4pm in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC.) 

Team Chess!

Cup winner Harris Wilcock with the trophy and joined by his peers with Mr Proctor & Mrs Coop

Mrs Coop said "It is extremely rewarding to see so many students taking an interest in chess, particularly given the other games, hobbies and distractions available to them.  The level of focus and strategy displayed by these young people is fantastic and I have no doubt that they benefit a great deal in their wider education from the planning and strategic thinking required to play the game, even at beginner level." 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Proctor from the Guiseley Chess Club for his support with the competition and the Chess Club in general.  He attends in his own time to help set up and coach our young players. If you would like to find out more about chess club, Mrs Coop can be contacted via the school switchboard