Congratulations to the Hampton Chess Team who have been crowned 2023 National Chess Champions.

The team of six spans the year groups and includes: Jai Kothari (First Year); Alex Lapidus (Second Year); Anirudh Shidlagatta (Third Year); Rajat Makkar; (Fifth Year); Naavya Sharma (L6) and Henry Shard (U6).

Hampton was one of 26 teams to reach the final of the English Chess Federation’s National Schools’ Championships, which was held at Nottingham University.  After two days of matches and over 12 hours of chess, the Hamptonians were crowned overall winners. Thanks must also go to Master I/C of Chess, Mr Alasdair McBay, who has overseen a flourishing chess scene at the School over the past 25 years.

National Schools’ Chess Championship Final

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