Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Chess Success!

Chess Success!

The girls’ U11 and U19 chess teams competed at the ECF National Schools Northern Final on Sunday and both teams put in a fantastic performance, qualifying for the National Finals! 
 
The U19 team comprising Darina Andriychenko, Aaranya Nodiyal, Lucy Thompson and Gabrielle Dawson qualified as runners up (with the same points as the winning team but having failed to beat that team earlier).
 
The U11 team comprising Rebecca Gill, Yuqi Wei and Madeleine McManus were overall winners in their age group which is a really outstanding achievement!
 
Both teams will travel to St Catherine’s, Guilford in April for the finals. This is really something to be very proud of and it is a great reflection on the girls’ commitment to chess. Good luck to both teams for the finals!