Yateley Manor's Chess Success

Yateley Manor’s chess players returned from the IAPS Chess Championship with individual and team awards

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2nd May 2018 — A Yateley Manor pupil has been crowned a joint IAPS Chess Champion. Andrew Kirby beat scores of other hopefuls in the Under 9 section winning the trophy jointly with three other contestants. 

Fellow pupil Leon Towell was a close runner-up bringing home a silver medal in the same section and the school’s Under 13 and Under 11 teams also received silver medals after finishing with the second highest overall team score.

International chess master and Director of Chess at Yateley Manor Andrew Martin said “The IAPS Chess Championship is a very prestigious chess tournament and this is a fantastic set of results. To have a National Chess Champion and one individual and two team National runners-up is very impressive.  Congratulations to all our chess players who have worked really hard for their success.”

A total of 127 players from 18 IAPS schools took part in this year's championships earlier this month at Twickenham Prep School in south west London.

Yateley Manor School (Coed 2-13) is a day school in Hampshire.

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