Berkshire Chess County Trials
Claires Court hosted the Berkshire Junior Chess County Trials in the sports' hall on Saturday 7 October and Mr Hogg was delighted to see so many Claires Court boys stepping up to compete.
Nayan Popat, Sam Jeffery, Josh Sharma, Aaran Hitschmann, Joshua Spanswick, Moksha Suriarachchi and Tavish Gangwani all took part and helped to make Claires Court the most represented school at the tournament.
Special congratulations go to Josh Sharma who won the U9 section and to Aaran and Nayan who came third in the U9 and U11 sections respectively.
Mr Richard Hogg, teacher at Junior Boys said:
“The selectors for the U11 and U9 Berkshire teams approached me afterwards and said they were very impressed with the Claires Court boys, and they have invited all who took part, as well as Teo Rybak and Hou-ning Zhu, to represent the county on Saturday 4 November at Langley Grammar School!
This is excellent news and makes me very proud of the boys' achievements and what they are doing for themselves and the school. Earlier in the morning, Sam Jeffery and Anthony Chan played in the Maidenhead Chess Club tournament - something recommended for all local players as a means of improving not just their chess, but their familiarity with tournament play. Remember boys, the more chess you play, the better you become! Well done and thank you to the boys; it has been a great week.