Blue Coat Chess team’s first ever match

On Thursday 5th October, Blue Coat played their first ever Chess match – away at Eton College. RGS High Wycombe also attended the match, so in total there were more than 40 players involved, including one England player.

Blue Coat lost to Eton 5-1, but there were several close matches, which was very pleasing as there were a number Year 7 boys in the side, playing against pupils who were significantly older. Credit must go to the team captain, Year 12 Leo, who won his match.

Blue Coat has been chosen as the host location for the Berkshire/Buckinghamshire round of the National Under 18 School Chess Championships, which will take place on Wednesday 29th November, and we hope to enter at least two teams.

As well as having more fixtures for the team, there are also plans to host an internal tournament at Blue Coat to find the best player in each year group and the best player in the School.

We hope to see Chess continue to grow at Blue Coat.

Mr Wise, Deputy Head (Pastoral)

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