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Welsh Secondary Schools Chess Championship 2018

On the 24th of November, Daian Abdullin, Tofig Alizada, and Benjamin Oh of Cardiff Sixth Form College competed in the Welsh Secondary Schools Chess Championship. 

Held in Llandaff, the tournament was a Swiss system format with rapid time controls of 20 minutes + 10 second increments per side. The team played 5 gruelling matches over the course of 6 hours, and despite being a player short, placed 5th out of the 8 schools present. Notably, the team won their match against Glantaf and split the point against Cardiff High School. Congratulations to Daian Abdullin and Tofig Alizada - this was their first ever tournament, and the field comprised many experienced players. Special mention to Daian whose play improved consistently through the course of the day, Tofig who scored 3 clean wins, and Benjamin Oh who scored 4.5 out of 5 individually. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming in-school chess club!