Congratulations to our National schools ‘A’ chess team of Oliver, Saif, Marina, Katarina, Jake and Toby who on Wednesday night qualified for the National stages of the competition by winning a quadrangular match at The Bishop’s Stortford High School. The team won all three matches, against our own B team and THBHS A and B teams 4-2, 4.5-1.5 and 6-0 respectively. Oliver and Toby won all three games, but every player came up with valuable points when needed. Unfortunately the B team lost its three matches, but narrowly missed a draw against our own A team and were close to winning against TBHS ‘B’, losing 3.5-2.5. The team was Sam, Thomas, William, Milo, Henry and James. All games were played in fantastic spirit, and the majority lasted close to the full 1 hour time limit. Don’t forget the Woodbridge Junior Open is scheduled for next Sunday 2 December, with entry forms available from Mr Hunt or outside B1.