The right moves at Millfield

The School chess team, captained by Year 12 pupil Akshaya Ahuja, produced their best-ever performance to finish as runners-up at the Millfield International Chess Tournament.

There were some outstanding individual performances, with three boys winning prizes for the leading performance on their board: Luka Sugita, of Year 11; Year 8 boy Madhi Elango and Joseph Levene, of Year 7, who won all his games. The tournament at Millfield School in Somerset has been running since 1984. “We had an excellent weekend of chess, which ended with the School’s best-ever finish in over a decade of attending this prestigious tournament,” said teacher Geoff Roberts. "Our score of 23 out of 24 points in the qualifying rounds was phenomenal."