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The Inter-Social Chess Competition

The Inter-Social Chess Competition

Photography by Imran Munir Mydin, J Social 6.1 

On Thursday 21st January, the second round of Radley’s inter-social chess commenced, with C Social facing off against G and B playing a very strong F Social side. The matches started at 9:10pm, after a debrief of the rules by Mr Mosedale. The games took a long time to get going, with some very conservative chess being played; but the action heated up when F Social’s Shell, Harry Glassey defeated Freddie Barlow of B. Christoph Wallendahl made it 2-0 to F, but William Beukers dethroned the much older 6.2 of F, Mr. Hobhouse. There was to be more drama for this tight match as the captain of F Social, 6.1 Oliver Martyn-Hemphill was defeated by Benedict Yorston, much to the surprise of the confident skipper. 

William Dunhill-Turner wrapped up the win for F Social with a classy performance in which he had three ways in which he could check-mate Ed Fitzalan-Howard and secured a great 3-2 victory to F. Mr Scott-Malden says he expects great things from his very young chess side and thinks they will do well next year.

This left us with the other match between C and G and this was one for the history books. It started off well when Irons of G beat Aemil Sobhan of C. James Sloan made it 1-1 with a win against fellow 6.1 Lysander Sandberg. 6.1 Jack Elvin was beaten by the G Social Remove, A. Tufnell. Harry Ward made it 2-2 and put the game down to a decider between the two titans of the chess world, Messes Orekeke and Marlar. As the game went past one hour, both JMS and TCJ came along to support their Socials. This game was long and took the best part of one hour thirty-five minutes and with the game going down to the wire, Somto kept his cool to secure a 3-2 victory for G: much to the delight of Mr Jackson who consoled a disappointed Mr Sparks.

Thanks to Mr Mosedale and all the staff present for a great night’s chess.

Report by Charles Henry, E Social 6.1

 

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