The 2016-17 chess season proved to be Bablake Junior’s most successful to date.
Competing in division two of the Coventry School’s league. Bablake Junior are the only primary school in the league, fielding two teams drawing players from all four year groups. This means that our players always compete against senior school opposition from Bablake, Henry VIII and Campion School. On several occasions, Year 3 and 4 children have played Sixth formers!
This year Bablake A team won all of their fixtures apart from the final game of the season- playing away at Campion. Although we finished on the same number of points as Campion school, we finished second in the league on board count (a bit like goal difference!). In fact, Campion secured just one more board across the whole of the season- the narrowest of margins.
Bablake B team have also progressed well and picked up a well-deserved victory at Henry VIII this year. Both teams have played super chess and they should feel hugely proud of their achievements! A special mention should be given to Chess captains Arjan and Harry - both boys have played since Year 3 and have been a real asset to the team.
Division 2 School Chess League Table