Monday, 27 January 2014 07:00

ASPIRE JOINS WORLD'S LARGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT

Mrs Hadjiyiakoumi talks to Primary children about the chess tournament Mrs Hadjiyiakoumi talks to Primary children about the chess tournament

Students at ASPIRE will soon be among 1,000s of children taking part in the world's largest chess tournament.

During Friday's assembly, Mrs Hadjiyiakoumi talked to primary pupils about the 19th Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge.

The event, due to start later this week, will start with seven rounds at ASPIRE.

Top scorers from participating centres, along with the leading girls and boys from different age groups, will then be eligible to attend the ‘megafinals’, which are due to take place in the UK in March.

Open to all students, the competition promises to introduce new children to the game as well as testing the skills of more experienced players.

Those who take part have the opportunity to win badges and mascots. The Primary and Secondary winners at ASPIRE will also get to see their name on a special trophy.

Last year, ASPIRE was part of 1,540 schools and clubs taking part, with a total of more than 50,000 children.

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