Asad crowned Year 7 chess champion

QE’s Year 7 Chess Tournament attracted a record number of entries as well as a high-quality field. The event was won by Asad Shah, who finished the tournament undefeated, scoring 6.5 points, with six wins and one draw. He was pushed to the end by Samuel Wong, Darshan Patel and David Sandu, who each scored 6.

This year, the 72 entrants were assisted by Year 12 students Madhi Elango, Kiran Modi and Rushil Sajip, who acted as arbiters as well as providing coaching to the younger boys in between rounds.

“I am very pleased to see such a large group of able and enthusiastic chess players developing in Year 7,” said teacher Geoff Roberts, who leads chess at QE. “It was especially pleasing to see the high standard of chess being played by so many of the competitors at an early stage in their school careers. The Year 7 boys undoubtedly enjoyed the coaching and advice from Sixth Form boys who have, themselves, been successful at chess over many years.”