The Andalusian Chess Championship

30th April 18

The Andalusian Chess Championship for under 16´s, mixed categories, U8´s, U10´s, U12´s, U14´s and U 16´s was held from April 12th to 15th 2018 in the town of Punta Umbría, Huelva.

There was a record participation – 387 players from all the provinces, of which 9 were from our LAUDE El Altillo School chess club, one of the most represented teams. 

Each tournament was played with a swiss system of 9 rounds with a máximum of one hour per player and per game (50 minutes plus 10 seconds for a move).

Although the results were not as good as other years we came close to winning various medals, singling out Berta Fernández from 3rd year Secondary who came fourth in the feminine U16´s (she was leader after round 7)

There was a great sporting atmosphere at this mega event.  Students learned, in all aspects, as much  about chess as emotions and education and they had a great time in spite of  some unexpected defeats.

We will return next year!