Success in the Semis for our Chess TeamsAkiva families enjoyed a very happy weekend on their annual visit to Pontins in North Wales for the national semi-finals.
Parent Julia Marcuson writes:
"We are thrilled that the Akiva Under 9a chess team won the chess schools semi finals at Pontins this weekend.
They did incredibly well scoring 27.5 out of a possible 30 points and beating the next team by 7.5 points. This is the biggest win seen in this competition in years!
The boys have qualified for the final as one of only 8 schools, all private except Akiva and Brookland. This is the first time Akiva has achieved this. Also the under 9b team came 6th which is fabulous, too."
Training has started in earnest for the final in Birmingham on 1-2 July.
Well done to all our teams and to John Fleetwood for his excellent coaching!