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CCBC Libraries Annual Chess Tournament

All secondary schools in Caerphilly County Borough are invited to send a player from each of Y7 to Y11 to compete in this event.  The event was being held for the seventh time but this was the first time they had gone to the new library in the centre of Caerphilly, which opened last January and which is hoping next year to start an after school club involving chess.  

This year three schools sent pupils to compete – St Cenydd Comprehensive School, Lewis School,Pengam and Blackwood Comprehensive School.   After a morning of hard fought battles, each school was able to claim a winner, and a trophy to take away with them:-


Y7         Ieuan Halls                    St Cenydd

Y8         Owen Matthews              Blackwood

Y9         Sam Jones                     Lewis School, Pengam

Y10       Owain Price                    Blackwood

Y11       Jordan Betts                   Lewis School, Pengam


Even the teachers were somewhat taken aback by the level of concentration throughout the whole  morning which the pupils put into their efforts to be successful, and as well as the trophies for the winners, each pupil was given a certificate to recognise their achievement in being chosen to represent their school.

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly