Mr Woodward, was delighted to welcome the Secretary of Wellington Chess Club, Mr Chris Barratt, to Court Fields School to present the awards and medals to all the students who competed in this year’s tournament.
In total 26 students took part in the tournament, over 7 weeks and played 65 matches. The tournament was competitive and played in the right spirit throughout.There were a pleasing number of Year 7 students this year, amongst them Adrian Adamiec, (4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss), who was to go on to win the Year 7 Trophy, and who will be a strong challenger for the school title next year.
At the conclusion of the tournament both Sophie Beech, (5 wins, 2 losses), and George Hookway, (4 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss), were tied on 17 points each, and could quite easily have been joined by Jamie Burge, (3 wins, 2 draws, one loss), had he not missed one of his games. However, the School Champion for 2015, after count-back and ‘head-to-head’ games, is Sophie Beech, with the Runner-Up awards going to George Hookway and Jamie Burge. Congratulations to them, and to Adrian Adamiec, the Year 7 Champion, and well done indeed to all who took part this year. The names for this photo, going left to right, are as follows:
Miss M Murphy, Mr Chris Barratt, Adrian Adamiec, Sophie Beech, George Hookway, Jamie Burge, Mr G Woodward.