The first round of the Newark Schools' Chess League took place last night at John Blow School in Collingham. Barnby took 4 teams consisting of a mixture of experienced competition veterans and up and coming rookies. In total there were 14 teams at the event from 5 different schools including the chess powerhouses of Sutton on Trent, Holy Trinity & Highfields.
Each team has 4 members who play 3 games during the evening. Points are scored for each win meaning the maximum points available to any team is 12.
At the end of the evening all of the Barnby teams are very well placed to move into the spring round; the 'C' team is in 7th place overall with 6.5 points, the 'D' team are 5th with 8 points, 'A' team in joint 3rd place with 8.5 points and current competition leaders are the 'B' team with an outstanding 11 points out of an available 12!
Individual medals on the evening went to Thomas Carter, Alfie Horne, Nathaniel Cooper, Daniel Pitchford, Toby White & Oliver Birkby for winning all 3 of their matches.
Well done everyone for a great performance.