Bright stars of the future emerge as QE chess team shines at prestigious tournament

Bright stars of the future emerge as QE chess team shines at prestigious tournament

Two of the latest recruits to QE’s team made significant contributions to the School’s achievement in finishing fourth at the 2018 Millfield International Schools’ Chess Tournament.

The teacher in charge of Chess, Geoff Roberts, said: “Joshua John and Andreas Angelopoulos performed strongly in this, their first, Millfield International tournament, which fills me with confidence for a bright future for chess at QE.” Both boys are in Year 7.

“The competition is a 12-board tournament; all our boys acquitted themselves well amongst the élite chess-playing schools from across the UK.”

After two qualifying rounds, the participating schools were divided into two groups, which went on to compete for either the Championship or the Major trophy. Having performed strongly in the qualifiers, the QE team were selected for a place in the Championship section as one of the top six teams, before finally being placed fourth.

The event, which is held annually at Millfield, the Somerset boarding school, is held in high regard by the English Chess Federation. Its website states: “The Millfield International is a unique event because, with teams of 12, schools cannot rely on one or two star players, but need a thriving chess community and team spirit to challenge for the top prizes.”

Open Evening is on Thursday 4 July (3pm to 7.30pm, last entry). Visit to hear from the Headmaster and go on a tour of the School. All are welcome. There is no need to book.