Lower School was filled with the buzz of 16 Kingfisher and Lower School children who, all assembled for an afternoon of chess. The Kingfisher children enjoyed some coaching on a 1:1 basis from a member of the more experienced Lower School group, and consolidated their knowledge of how the pieces move and game strategy.
Finally the competitions were held: one for the Kingfishers and one for Lower School. After several rounds the finalists of both sections emerged. These were Monty Campbell–Black and Craig Simpson for Lower School, and Theo Archer and Ted McQuitty for Kingfishers. After epic battles on both boards, Monty and Ted were crowned champions!
Pupils at Cheltenham Prep enjoy plenty of opportunities to become involved in Chess both in and out of school. Pupils can play in clubs at Kingfishers, Lower School and also in the Library. There are also two local tournaments coming up soon, which all Prep pupils can be involved in. We are always keen to welcome new members to investigate the wonders of this amazing game, and we have a range of abilities at the school.