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At the EPSCA semi-finals held at Bristol Grammar school on Saturday 14 May, The Dell’s Under 9 team won a bronze award, while the Under 11s netted a silver.
The under 11 team got off to a great start, beating Nottingham High B by 4.5 to 0.5. This led to a second round against a very strong side – Haberdashers Askes of Elstree. Despite being heavily outgraded by a team coached by IM Lorin D’Costa, The Dell won 4-1. This win put The Dell in second, and they then faced Colet Court (the prep school for St Paul’s), succumbing to a 2-3 loss. The same scoreline occurred in the last two games against Nottingham High A and Fernwood, resulting in The Dell finishing joint 11th out of 34.
In the under 9s, The Dell came 22nd out of 30.
The Dell under 11 team: Neil Stevenson, Madeleine Smith,
Anna Boyle, Harrison Postans, Steffan Griffiths and Thomas Davies
The Dell Under 9 team: Oliver Sapsford, Fay Russell,
Nia Rathkey, Alex Ball, William Edwards and Miles Peckham