|Hanley Castle HS chess team visited the King's School, Worcester for the 2014 Worcester Winter Junior Chess Congress recently.|
Representing Hanley Castle were captain Max Deering (Year 11), Brady Masterton (Year 11), Jacob Evans (Year 8) & Emily Manton (Year 8).
Each player had 5 games. Jacob Evans won four out of his five matches and took individual silver. The Hanley Castle team also won silver team medals, finishing behind eventual winners Wolverhampton Grammar School. The Worcestershire Junior Chess Academy took bronze.
This is the first time Hanley Castle have competed at Worcester and our grateful thanks to team manager David Swift for making this possible. Needless to say, he was delighted with the team's overall performance.
Organised by Dr Ray Collett, the tournament was controlled byJim Friar (English Chess Federation Chess Coach) and prizes were presented by junior England international chess player James Friar.
Hanley's next chess fixture is -v- Pershore High School in early December
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