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Chess: Payne secure convincing Inter-House competition triumph

Chess: Payne secure convincing Inter-House competition triumph

Aspiring Chess players at Rydal Penrhos battled it out in the pursuit of coveted points at a special competition.

The school held its annual Inter-House Chess Championships throughout the spring term, which saw Junior, Intermediate and Senior categories take part in a series of testing games in a competitive environment in the hope of securing the overall crown.

The competition was run by teacher Mathew Hubert, who announced at the end of term Prizegiving Assembly that Payne House had acquired the most points overall, leading the way with 27 to take home the prize.

Wesley managed to secured a second place finish with a score of 16.5 points, with Osborn coming third with 15.5.

Rounding off the places were Morgan, who ended the tournaments with 10.5 points as a result of their efforts.

Leading the way for Payne from a points’ perspective was Imogen Camp, with the Welsh youth champion and international competitor demonstrating her prowess to secure a 100 per cent record.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “We have lost of emerging talent in the sport of Chess here at Rydal Penrhos, and competing against each other does wonders in terms of their overall development and knowledge of the game.

“It was another very successful competition and my congratulations go to Payne House on their victory and to Mr Hubert for arranging the event.”


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