Woodbridge School is competing in this season’s National Schools Chess Championships. On Tuesday this week their six-board team beat Southend High School for Boys 4 – 2 and now face Haberdashers’ Aske School in the Zone Final.
This competition is based on 12 regional (Zone) finals. A total of 97 schools have entered the Under 19 Open section (for players born after 31 August 1995).
The Woodbridge team is strong, with Justin Tan (239) on top board. The rest of their team are: Lai Chun (110R), Taisei Tsuroka (ungraded), Hugo Kelleway (91), William Read (91R), and Harry Rennell (77R).
If Woodbridge win their Zone Final, they will play two further rounds between February and May. The remaining schools then qualify for the Finals, to be held at Uppingham School on 2/3 July.
Good luck to the team!