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Simul at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili

John Thornton’s annual simultaneous display at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili was later than usual this year, which gave the opportunity for some of the new players from Year 3 and 4 to take part.  The school finished as top Welsh language school at the recent Cardiff City event, and some of the players at that event also gave a good account of themselves here. 

John won all 30 games, but Oliver Scarfe (Y6) played very sensibly and won the prize for last person to finish while Gwen Phillips (Y4) – currently amongst the top 10 in the Welsh Girls’ list for her age - won the prize for the best game.  Alwena Davies-Matthews (Y6) whose dad’s company - White Sky Solutions - has recently designed a website for the Caerphilly club also pushed John hard.  Alwena is currently the fourth-placed girl in the Welsh Y6 rating list.  Lewis Jones (Y4) who comes regularly to Caerphilly Junior club (Mondays 6:30-7:30) also played well showing that some of what he has picked up there has had a beneficial effect on his game.  


All the children enjoyed the challenge and an afternoon away from lessons!!


Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly