St John’s Chess Team dethrone The Dell at Cardiff Stadium

At the Cardiff Stadium event, held on Tuesday 28 November, St John’s College, Cardiff took top spot, winning all five of their matches by a comfortable margin. Rhydypenau came second in division one, and the winners for the previous three years, The Dell, came third.

In the second division, St Joseph’s from Swansea emerged victorious, winning all five matches. Three teams managed to win four of their five matches. Superior game points gave St Mary’s Merthyr second, Caedraw third and Roath Park, just one point behind them, fourth.

With 18 teams competing in division one, and another 26 in division two, the event led to around 500 children playing chess at the Stadium.

Cyfarthfa Park did very well to come 6th. In the past, 57 points would have been a top score for our schools in this tournament.

Gellifaelog had a great tournament for them with a 50% score as far as won and lost games were concerned.The 2 points means they won two of their three matches.

Gwaunfarren improved on their last year's score. they were unlucky to meet St Mary's in round 1 where they scored just 2 points. After that they scored 40 out of a possible 80: again 50%. They also won 2 of their 5 matches (or won 1 and drew 1).

Below: Second Place, St Mary's