Monday, 9 June 2014

Chess at Camber Sands

Hi all,
Recently Josh C, Ben, Kieran, Tom, Ollie and Adam participated in the EPSCA semi-final at Pontins in Camber Sands. They gained a total of 13 points out of 30 coming 24th out of 34 against some very tough competition. They played the teams that came 2nd, joint 4th and joint 7th. Every team that they played ended up above them except Northbridge B, proving how hard the competition was. The scores were as follows;

Round 1: Moulsham 5-0 Northbridge B
Round 2: Moulsham 0-5 Westminster A
Round 3: Moulsham 2.5-2.5 Putney
Round 4: Moulsham 4.5- 0.5 William Patten
Round 5: Moulsham 1-4 Dulwich College
Round 6: Moulsham 0-5 North London Collegiate

(There was a reserve match each round which did not count towards the total score. For the full list of results visit the EPSCA website)
Ollie was top scorer on the main boards with three points and Kieran and Ben were both on 2.5.
A huge congratulations should go to the boys as they all played tremendously well despite the sub-standard accommodation, the seagulls and the noisy opposition playing cricket at 7 in the morning. We all had a brilliant time though, and a special thanks to Mr Pugh for his work with the team. once again, well done everybody and I'll see you at the club next week.

Pre-match team talk

From left: Ollie, Kieran, Josh, Adam, Tom, Ben

Ready to beat William Patten

After the prize giving

1 comment:

  1. Well done to Moulsham. I'm glad to hear everyone had a great weekend and you should be proud of your efforts first in qualifying for then in competing in such a strong event. I'll look forward to hearing about it and all the points you scored individually will count in our club tournament.