Tom Lidgley, Dan Lacey, Oscar Plant and Emma-Beth Lacey have all qualified for the area Megafinal so will be competing against other chess players from across the region at Wycombe High School on Saturday, 18th May.
Last term 18 members of the school Chess Club took part in The Delancey UK Schools’ Chess Challenge. The UK Chess Challenge began in 1996 and was an immediate success, with 2000 schools now participating. The structure of the tournament is simple, allowing the most inexperienced players to compete in the early stages, yet testing the mettle of the finest at the end. The tournament begins every Spring Term, and continues over four stages and eight months. In the first stage children compete week by week in school with every child able to win prizes, whether badges, gold spots, mascots, trophies and even baseball caps.
Four students from The Beaconsfield School have qualified for the area Megafinal; Tom Lidgley, Dan Lacey, Oscar Plant and Emma-Beth Lacey will all be competing against other chess players from across the region at Wycombe High School on Saturday 18th May. We wish them lots of luck and will let you know if any of them make it to the Southern Gigafinal that will be held in early July.