Congratulations Chess Champions!

Well done Atharva, Joseph, Kim and Robert who were one of three teams who all came first in the Lothian Primary Schools Chess Championships!

Another sparkling success for Sciennes’ amazing after school Chess Club which reflects so well on the dedication and enthusiasm of all the parents who have run it over many years. The club continues to produce numerous top quality players.

Former Sciennes’ pupils now play in the Scotland Chess Squad:
Boys U14 Jamie Underwood
Boys U18 Sam Gregory

At the season’s opening Lothian Schools League  Competition at the Wester Hailes Education Centre on 18/11/12, Sciennes teams swept the board winning all 3 sections.
The P5 & Under section was won by the Sciennes A Team – Angus and Theo Michell, Sergi Mackinlay Vich and Paul Wang.
The P6/7 Challengers section was won by Sciennes B Team – Jingzhong Fan, Paul Tiplady, Olivia Kay and Akilan Ganeshram
The P6/7 Seniors section was won by Sciennes A Team – Robert Davis, Joseph Bartlett, Kimberley Zou and Atharva Patwardhan.
On and individual basis, Theo  had a perfect result with 6 wins out of 6, whilst Robert, Atharva, Sergi and Paul Wang were close behind losing just 1 game each.
In recognition of this feat Robert Davis, as Captain of the Senior Team, was invited to make the presentations to the prize winning teams.