On Sunday 17 September, six of our Senior School girls took part in the annual Rapidplay Chess tournament at Eton College. This has now become a leading tournament with 52 of the best chess schools taking part from all over the country and Ireland. After some challenging matches in the first two rounds, the Abbey team turned it around and managed to draw 3-3 with St. Paul’s School, London, and achieved a 5-1 victory over Wycombe Abbey School. Many of the teams were made up of Sixth Formers, so our team of LIV to UV did exceptionally well considering that they were a young team competing out of age group.
The team was made up of Helen Archer-Lock, Alice Hadjiloucas, Amy Li, Francesca Blackwell, Kathryn Thomas and Jodie Legg. All the girls should feel very proud of their achievements, with their performances promising great results for the future.