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Chess Success!

We were proud to host the final round of the Newark & District chess league in our Main Hall yesterday after school. The hall was packed with 24 teams representing 8 different schools. I think many people were surprised by just how big an event this is! Chess is thriving at Barnby and there is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the children.


Lead by John Crawley, Nottinghamshire's chess coach, the event went extremely well with everyone enjoying themselves (and the squash and biscuits served up by Mrs Beckett!). The hall looked amazing, although very quiet and serious!


Barnby Road entered 4 teams and the final results for the season had our 'D' team finishing as overall runners-up. This is an outstanding result, especially considering the team has been made up entirely of year 5s.


Our other 3 teams also finished strongly with final positions for the season being: Barnby 'A' - 6th, Barnby 'B' - 7th, Barnby 'C' - 11th.


Well done and thank you to all our players who have represented the school over the season. Also thank you to all the staff who stayed to help run the event. You know who you are!