Team Chess Challenge Champions
Hampton have won the National Team Chess Challenge for the first time, finishing ahead of 13 other schools. The competition is a faster version of chess and Hampton’s team of Jake Liang, Koby Kalavannan, Theo Dias and Alfie Onslow did extremely well to win four out of their five matches. In the early rounds, the boys beat Sir Thomas Rich’s School and Torquay Boys Grammar School 3-1 and 4-0 respectively. They then played Manchester Grammar School, winners of the competition for the last three years, but the Hampton boy’s prevailed and despite a loss to Queen Elizabeth’s School, they ran out winners of the competition.
Director of Studies, Mr Alasdair McBay congratulated the boys for their efforts:
This competition was much more fast paced than the boys are used to and there were other strong schools, but the boys played well throughout and deservedly won the competition.