Chess Success!


Last weekend the Sciennes Chess Club had a very successful Chess Tournament at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Sciennes was represented by 4 teams of four. We brought home FIRST prize in P5 and Under category and SECOND prize in  P6/7 category, but all teams played very well and above all showed excellent sportsmanship, supporting each other very well. A true credit to the school!

Lothian Team Chess Day 2/11

On Sunday 2nd of November Sciennes School entered a team chess tournament at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Sciennes have an excellent record in these team events and hopes were high for both a good result and a fun day out.

There were two sections, P6+7 and P5 and Under. Sciennes had two teams in for each section. As always, every single game is tough fought and there are no easy matches. Everyone who played should be proud to represent their school and the brilliant fighting spirit and team sportsmanship shown.

Stars of the show were the P5 and Under A team who won the tournament! Sergi scored a very impressive 5.5/6 on top board but everyone in played brilliantly and it was a real team result. The B team also were great, they had a very tough section, made from B teams of other schools, and special mention goes to Brindley and Jennifer Feng. Brindley won all 6 of his games and Jennifer won her last game heroically and was absolutely delighted!

In the P6/7 competition Sciennes the format was slightly different. There wasn’t two leagues but only one big one which meant the A team and the B team were in together. Only Sciennes had a B team in this competition so it was particularly tough for them having to the play the A team from every other school, including Sciennes! The team drew a match 2-2 with South Morningside School and a big well done to James for winning his last two games. P6/7 B team is to be commended for their positive attitude – placed against stronger teams they lost won some but lost many games, yet they kept going and supported each other well – very well done!

The P6/7 A team were, as always, fantastic. They scored an excellent 2nd place only losing to the winners. Theo was a superstar on board two scoring 5/6. Congratulations to them on this achievement.

Well done to all who participated, everyone was a credit to their school and enjoyed their day.

Calum MacQueen, Head Coach