Children’s Chess Tournament

North London Collegiate venue

North London Collegiate venue

John Worroll, a reading volunteer at Danegrove Primary School, has started a lunch-time chess club for the pupils. This has proved very popular with the children and has given rise to a team of 8 players who represented Danegrove in the first round of the Barnet Junior Chess League held at North London Collegiate in Edgware on 9 November. It was a massive tournament with 240 children from across the Borough playing simultaneously.┬áThe logistics of setting it all up must have been horrendous but it all ran very smoothly. The Danegrove team thoroughly enjoyed it and did very well to get 8 points out of a possible 16 – a very creditable performance as it was their first ever external event. John and the children learnt a lot and are very much looking forward to the next 2 parts of the same tournament, scheduled┬áto be held in the New Year.