The library held its ninth Chess Championship this half term and as always the competition was intense. 

Starting with thirty two eager contestants, names were put into a draw and opponents were selected at random.  The contestants battled bravely; each hoping to make it to at least, the semi-finals.  The 4 strongest players survived to compete against each other for the much coveted title of St Peter’s Chess Champion 2018 but there could only be one champion and that was a Year 9 student, Vincent Nguyen (pictured).  Vincent was also crowned Junior Champion last year and hopes to continue his success into Year 10 and 11!

Vincent’s name has now been added to our honours board and the perpetual shield, both of which are displayed in the chess cabinet outside the library.

First runner-up, Junayd Ahmed, second runner-up, Muhammad Ziyad and 3rd runner-up, Umar Rajput will be entering again next year and, like all the other players, they will be hoping to take the title from Vincent.  In the meantime, we look forward to the forthcoming excitement of the Junior Chess Championships which will be held in the final term of this academic year.