Holy Trinity was the venue for the autumn round of the Newark & District Schools' Chess Championships. Numbers were down on last year with some schools having lost key teaching personnel over the summer, however 15 teams from 7 different schools still attended.
The event was excellently organised and Barnby were one of the strongest groups with competition from Sutton on Trent, Holy Trinity and Highfields in particular.
After the event Barnby 'A' sit in 2nd place on 9pts (only 1/2 point behind the leaders), the 'B' team are in 3rd on 8pts; 'C' team 5th on 7pts and 'D' team jt7th on 6pts.
All children played brilliantly in what is an intimidating atmosphere for rookies.
Special mentions to Josh Ridyard, Gabriel Jenkins, Lucy Finch and Josh Mee who all received medals for winning all 3 of their matches.
The behaviour of our children was impeccable and was commented on by other schools. Well done to everyone!
Spring and summer rounds will be played before the Newark Champions are determined in June.