Monday, May 12, 2008

(Ben) "Bobby" Fisher!

Ben plays chess at school - he is in the school chess club and also chose chess as his Thursday afternoon activity. The school has been participating in the British Land Chess challenge, in which the kids play against one another, and if they win 6 or 7 out of 7 games they are eligible to go forward to the regional heats. Ben managed this and he has just spent the day at the Northern Ireland Megafinal. He won his first 3 games running and seeing as 4 wins out of 6 qualifies for the next leel - the Gigafinal in Manchester! - things were looking good. He then came up against the 2 best players in his age group (under 10) and lost, partly because they were pretty good. However he managed to win the last game and so he has qualified for the Northern Regional Gigafinal in early July - right in the middle of our hols!

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