On Tuesday night we hosted our first match of the season against King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford, a school renowned for being strong at chess and which finished 9th in the National Under 19 championships last year. It turned out to be a thrilling and extremely close match between the two young sides, which we were delighted to edge by the score of 5½-4½ over ten boards. The match went down to the final few seconds of the last game with Charlie McCormack securing the win with a fine checkmate. The team was: 1. William Smith 2. Jake Cartwright 3. Thomas McNally 4. Saif Toubasey 5. Alex Hammond 6. Archie Cartwright 7. Charlie McCormack 8. Milo Vogel 9. Abhiram Durbakula 10. Katarina Corfe Reserves: Arthur Green and Kai Hoang This is hoped to be a regular event between our schools.