Butler Cup Chess Report U11A’s – Round 1

When we arrived at Brighton College, we checked out the opposition. We spotted lots of highly ranked county players, so we knew the competition would be stiff.

In round one, we faced Great Walstead who really like their chess, so we knew were in for a bit of a battle. Boards 1 and 2 saw the Rees sisters versus the Crosby brothers, both county players, which left me (Rafe) and Arun on Boards 3 and 4. Arun’s game was straight forward and resulted in our first win. I finished second and added another win. Although Amelie was in a winning position for most of her game, time eventually got the better of her and Great Walstead took their first point. Thankfully that was their only point because Sophie stormed through to a great win on Board 1. A great start for the Copthorne A team.

Thank you Rafe (Year 5) for your match report!

Our U11B Team (Rio, Taran, Rex and Pranav) stormed to victory as well with convincing wins by all players! The B Team only dropped two points during the afternoon!

Well done to all our players – what great wins! Mr Jones has awarded Headmaster Commendations to all the players!

Thank you to Brighton College for a wonderful afternoon and a yummy tea!