The Latymer chess team put in a very respectable performance last Saturday (29 June) in the Southern Counties Chess Union London Club Championship. The team comprised four of the five players who played in Eton last September: Savas Stoica, Rebecca Carter and Keefe Theeng (all Year 9) and Gregor Sanfey (Year 7). The fifth player from the Eton tournament Eric Eedle (Year 11) played in another team in the same competition.
There were six rounds of play with a maximum possible 12 match points on offer. Latymer managed a total of 7 match points by winning 3 matches and drawing a fourth to the team that finished 2nd, putting them fourth overall (out of 10 teams) in the minor section. All members of the team played some excellent chess, mostly against experienced opponents who have many years of chess tournament play behind them. Given the relative youth of this fast-improving team, the future for chess at Latymer looks bright indeed. We hope that others are inspired to start playing too, and we remind you that the chess club meets at lunchtime on Tuesdays, so come along and join a winning team!