Category Archives: Chess News

All the latest from our Chess Club

Yet More Amazing Chess News!

Vedanth in P4 received a trophy for achieving 3rd place in the P5 & Under category in the Chess Scotland Primary Individual Championship 2021 tournament. He competed against 100 participants playing against children of all ages till P7 and was 12th overall in spite of being up to 3 years younger than some competitors.

Congratulations Vedanth!

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MAJOR Chess Success, Dalry Tops Scotland Table

Our chess team has scored a major success, topping the Scottish table in the mega finals of a prestigious competition and leading a field including such Edinburgh Schools as South Morningside, Corstorphine, Fettes and George Watsons.

The team were playing online in the Delancey UK schools championship, a UK wide contest.

In the whole UK rankings Dalry Primary were placed 49th.

2 of our players, Rishon and Alden have now qualified for the upcoming gigafinals.

Congratulations boys and good luck in the gigafinals.

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Chess Team Achivement

The Lothian Junior Congress Chess Tournament took place over the weekend and there was more fabulous success for team Dalry.

Our team won second place!! The initial ranking for our team was 8th position, but they finished 2nd after 6 rounds of play.

Many thanks to our chess tutors, Mr Good and Mr Hynd, and to Mr Ashly for supplying the photos.

Massive Congratulations to our tournament team members Rishon, Thanish, Jeric and Ishaan!

Chess Team awards.

Our chess sessions awards were given out at Leavers assembly this week with recognition of contributions to great results at the events our team attends and great chess played in our lunchtime and masterclass club tournaments.

The overall Joint winners this year were Fabio and Ade.

Congratulations to them and all the prize winners.

Thanks again to our amazing volunteer chess tutors Stewart Good and Bill Hynd.

We hope for an even better year next year and Mrs Honeyman challenged the girls of Dalry to try and be sure we don’t only have boys in the winners next year. So come and try chess and show the boys a check mate girls.