BUCA Championships 2019

Good to see some of our ex-juniors representing their universities at the British Universities’ Chess Association (BUCA) championships in Telford. The event features 4 divisions according to strength – the Championship, Plate, Bowl and Shield. In the Plate we have Jonathan Finn representing Nottingham 1 and David Liu representing UCL 2; in the Bowl Josh […]

NCJS Trip to Poland 20th-25th February

Congratulations to Elizabeth Finn, Alec and Tim Hedger, Polina , Solomon Mitchell and Leo Yu; all selected to represent the National Chess Junior Squad (NCJS) in Chrzanow, Poland. The trip features a mix of serious chess opportunities and sightseeing to salt mines. The chess activities included a simul against a GM – well done to […]

Eastbourne Grand Prix 2nd February 2019

105 children contested the penultimate tournament in our Grand Prix series. Thanks to our volunteers: Entries & Registration : Anita, Claire, Siveda Post Match Analysis : Dave GrahamTournament Control : Catherine Finn, Mark Appleton, Mike Forster, Rasa Norinkeviciute, Chaski Patrick, Andy MitchellCatering : Keith Martin, Caroline Barker, Edward Chapman, Debbie Steinhuis, Teresa Blades Headline Results: […]

ECF National Schools Girls’ Tournament 2019

Copthorne Prep, represented by Amelie Rees, Niamh Grace and Natalie van Hoven, entered the Southern semi-final of the ECF National Schools Girls’ Tournament held at St Catherine’s, Bramley on Sunday 13th January. Amelie and Natalie are both only Under-9, and Niamh is Under-8. 56 teams entered the Under-11 section and Copthorne were placed 6th overall […]