Success at the IAPS Chess Contest

Posted: 28th April 2023

For the first time since Covid, Lockers Park entered the IAPS Chess contest, which attracts the strongest players and schools from around the country. The first day was largely centred on seeding groups for the second day, with the exception of school champ Shrey, who was entered into the Championship Section.

 

After a slow start, we finished the tournament with a fantastic set of results. Shrey won a silver medal for a very high score in his elite group; Seb and Ethan actually came outright first equal in the under 13 section, a fantastic result, and Noah absolutely outclassed a strong field in the under 11 ‘plate’. However, the really stunning news is that as a school we came second in the country! Other schools might have had larger squads or better individuals, but no one could beat us for sheer strength in depth, it was an amazing achievement and well done to all the boys, Shrey, Seb, Ethan, Noah, Oscar, Joseph, Lucas and William, who took part!