Stoke Newington’s Grand Masters triumphant in chess tournament

Whizzkids from two Stoke Newington primary schools have emerged triumphant in a Londonwide chess championship.

Whizzkids from two Stoke Newington primary schools have emerged triumphant in a Londonwide chess championship.

Pupils from William Patten in Stoke Newington Church Street won the under 10s category at the London Chess Classic Junior tournament held in Kensington’s Olympia.

Sir Thomas Abney school, in Bethune Road, won the under 9s section and their ‘Grand Master’ Filip Kurzynski won the top player trophy.

The school built on its recent success at the Hackney Chess Championships last month, when it secured top place.


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Pupils from Jubilee School in Filey Avenue also competed against more than 30 primary schools at the tournament held on December 9.

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