The day started well with the fabulous sight that greeted us.
We had 13 delegates for the day, which is an increase on our standard number of 10. Indeed, we have broken our attendance records in all of our Teesside events this year.
The delegates proved to an excellent mix of parents, teachers, TAs and chess players. They worked very hard all day long and can certainly be proud of their efforts.
Here are some captured moments from a busy and productive day.
|It looks like I am threatening Sean and Paul into making strong moves|
|Little did Jonathan suspect that he would be coming all the way from |
Stoke to be asked to move around the room in the style of a bishop
|Sarah, having moved around the room like a rook, makes it back to her chair - in straight lines|
|However, everyone had to make way for Queen Sophie|
|It is good to be queen for the day|
|Knights are tricky|
|Enjoying the written work|
|Rachel, a long-time supporter of chess in schools, was my PA for the day|
|Jay - now a teacher - was my chess pupil at Primary School|
|Mini-games in action and Sophie looks pleased!|
|The magnificent lunch. Nothing but the best on Teesside|
|Quite possibly a delayed reaction to one of the morning's jokes|
|Hey - stop chewing that pen! Would you do that at home?|
|Slightly out of focus group shot (you can tell Rachel didn't take this one)|