On Sunday 4th June the Pointer’s School won the 2016/17 Kent Chess Grand Prix best overall primary school with an overall score of 370.6 points.

The following students competed in the Kent Grand Prix 8:
Miranda, David, Max, Mihir, Shreyas, Ethan, Evan, Keanu, Ciaran


In addition to winning the overall Best Primary School title for the 2016/2017 Kent Grand Prix series several students achieved significant individual awards:

Shreyas competed in the Under 18 Major section and won 2nd Place; he also finished 4th overall in the U9 Kent GP series. In addition, Shreyas has also been nominated as one of 7 candidates for “English Chess Federation Player of the Year” – all the other nominees are all adult chess Grand Masters!

Max won 1st Place overall for the Under 7 and also took 5th Place in his first Under 18 tournament. He also recently qualified for the English Chess Challenge Final.

Stakhey won 1st Place overall in the U9 Kent GP series, an exceptional win in a section that included the U10 British champion, U8 British champion, and the recent winner of U8 English Grand Prix. In addition, Stakhey recently participated in the World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships which took place in Minsk, Belarus, achieving respectable results of 5 points out of 9, placing him into Top 60 players in the world in his age group.

Evan finished 10th Place overall in the U11 Kent GP series. Evan was also the 7th most rapid improved player Under 11 in the English Chess Federation for 2016.

Ciaran won 3rd Place overall in the U11 Kent GP series. In addition, Ciaran played in his first international match for U11 England team vs Wales team last Saturday. Ciaran also won the Kent Supremo title in the Delancey School Chess Challenge just over a week ago as well.

Well done to all Pointers chess players!

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