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CCBC Libraries Annual Chess Tournament

All secondary schools in Caerphilly County Borough are invited to send a player from each of Y7 to Y11 to compete in this event.  The event was being held for the seventh time but this was the first time they had gone to the new library in the centre of Caerphilly, which opened last January and which is hoping next year to start an after school club involving chess.  

Read more: CCBC Libraries Annual Chess Tournament 

Simul at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili

John Thornton’s annual simultaneous display at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili was later than usual this year, which gave the opportunity for some of the new players from Year 3 and 4 to take part.  The school finished as top Welsh language school at the recent Cardiff City event, and some of the players at that event also gave a good account of themselves here. 

Read more: Simul at Ysgol Gymraeg  Caerffili

Under 14s win at junior Quadrangular tournament 2014

The Wales under 14 team won the Quadrangular tournament held in Liverpool on the 6 & 7 December, beating teams from Scotland and two English regions: the Midlands and the North. In the under 16s Wales finished joint first, losing on a tie-break, and in the under 12s, we came third, just half a point behind Scotland.


Read more: Under 14s win at junior Quadrangular tournament 2014

National Schools Tournament: The Dell gets to the finals

Congratulations to The Dell, Monmouth, for securing a spot in the under 11 open section of the National Schools Tournament.

Read more: National Schools Tournament: The Dell gets to the finals

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

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Welsh Assembly