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Howell’s retains Welsh Primary School Championships

For the third year in succession, Howell’s of Cardiff won the Welsh Primary School Championships. In this teams-of-four competition, held at Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday 25 June 2016, Howell’s won all five matches in the top-flight section to net 10 match points. Pushing them closest were The Dell, Chepstow, who lost 1.5 to 2.5 and won their other four matches. Three schools shared third place with 5 match points: The Grange, Cathedral and Sandycroft. Also competing in the top flight were Whitchurch, Ysgol Y Wern and Melin Gruffydd.

20 teams competed in the second division. The Grange’s C team came first with 10 match points. The Grange B and The Dell B both netted 8 points, with the former coming second by securing more game points.

An individual competition involving 23 players ran alongside the team event. Callum Penny from King's Monkton came first with 5/5, Audrey Piquet from Peterson and Will Thompson from Bryn Deri shared second with 4/5, and Isabella Caesar from Howell’s, Ollie Tregear from Peterson and Richard Menzies from Hawthorn shared fourth with 3.5/5.

 

Howell’s of Cardiff, winners of the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

The Dell, second in the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

 

 

Sandycroft, joint-third in the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

Cathedral, joint-third in the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

 

 

The Grange C, winners of the second division of the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

The Grange B, second in the second division of the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

The Dell, third in the second division of the Welsh Primary School Championships

 

 

Callum Penny won the individual competition, Audrey Piquet and Will Thompson came joint second,

and Isabella Caesar, Ollie Tregear and Richard Menzies shared fourth place.

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