Twenty six teams from a variety of HMC schools in the area took part, with U9 and U11 winners’ trophies available.
QEGS had ten teams involved in the six round tournament and all the boys represented the school impeccably.
RGS Newcastle, traditionally one of the strongest chess teams in the region, brought a formidable set of teams and were the eventual winners in both the U9 and U11 categories.
The QEGS teams pushed them all the way, coming second by one point in the U11 and having to use a ‘count back’ tie-break after scoring equal points in the U9 section.
All the boys performed admirably including the Year 3 boys competing in a Year 4 tournament.
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