Barnby hosted the summer round of the Newark Primary Schools' chess tournament last night. Four teams from the school competed, against teams from Sutton on Trent, Highfields, Holy Trinity and John Blow (Collingham).
The standard of chess was excellent, all schools bringing teams representing a variety of different year groups. Going into the final round Barnby 'A' were 1 point behind Sutton on Trent but after a tense afternoon we emerged as overall champions winning by half a point, or the equivalent of one draw!
Barnby 'B' put in the performance of the day coming from further down the field to claim 3rd spot overall, pipping Barnby 'D' at the final moment.
Well done to all teams involved. The future of chess is looking bright, with two of our teams being made up of year 5 children.