Bedales competes in Hampshire Chess Challenge

The finalists of the Bedales Chess Competition recently travelled to Basingstoke to participate in the Hampshire round of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. The finalists were Spike Clayton (U14), Will Morrison (U14) (but not available for the Hampshire round), Leo Arisco-Corrado (U17), Gabriel Curry (U17), Albie Waterton (U18) and Noah Clarke Hall (U15). Each competitor played six games in the Swiss system where each participant plays an opponent with a similar record. The age groups were combined in pairs. The team performed well against seasoned competitors over a period of six hours, with all players scoring wins. Albie finished 3rd in the U18 boys and Noah finished 2nd in the U15s but unfortunately no one was able to qualify for the next round, the South of England competition. Well done to all. Training is starting for next year!

By Noah Clarke Hall, Block 4 and Martin Jones, Teacher of Maths

Bedales competes in Hampshire Chess Challenge


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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