Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Team Chess Challenge

Team Chess Challenge

The regional qualifying round of the Team Chess Challenge took place at Durham Johnston School on Wednesday 26th November. This event was for teams of four, which suited us well, as we have four England players in the Senior School: James Moreby, Joseph Dalton, Zheming Zhang and Joshua Fernandes.  I am delighted to say that we beat Yarm School 4-0 in the first round. This was followed by a 4-0 victory against the Durham Johnston Year 11 team in round 2, and the day was completed with a 4-0 victory against the Durham Johnston Sixth Form team in the third and final round.  So a perfect 12-0 clean sweep to qualify for the national final, to be held at Imperial College London in April 2015.  Wish us luck! – Mr Eggleston