Congratulations to all the children who entered this year’s chess ‘Megafinal’ last Saturday, which this year was held at Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn. Everyone who entered did extremely well, as competition was fierce and a record number of children from the chess club were eligible to enter. JG won a trophy for being the Supremo (best under 11 boy) and GM was the Suprema (best under 11 girl). OG was awarded a bronze medal and all three children have qualified for the ‘Gigafinal’ which will be against all the qualifiers from the whole of the south of the United Kingdom, so quite a feat! PS, also won a bronze medal and everyone who took part was presented with certificates for their efforts. So a huge well done to the rest of the team – TG and ZM (who narrowly missed qualifying), JP, SF FH, DG, LA, IH, JM and FN. It was rewarding to hear that a parent from another school commended Mr Gapper for the behaviour of our Summercroft pupils, who represented the school well. She was particularly impressed with the way they supported each other throughout the event –of course, we expect nothing less! Mr Gapper was proud of all those who took part and is delighted with the way they are developing their strategies. He would also like to thank the parents who got involved and who helped to make the day a success. Good luck to those children who will be taking part in the next round of this chess challenge. We look forward to your continued victories – no pressure!