King's Hawford

16 July

Chess champ Cameron qualifies for Gigafinal

Year 6 chess champ, Cameron, has qualified for the National Finals for the fifth year in a row following success at the recent qualifying Megafinal. During the Megafinal, the chess whizz secured five out of six wins to book his place at the Gigafinal.

The Gigafinal takes place later this month and if successful, Cameron will go through to the showpiece Terrafinal that is scheduled to take place this autumn. If he makes the Terrafinal it will be the second time Cameron has qualified for this prestigious tournament having already made the grade in 2020. In fact in 2020 he achieved the feat of being the first ever King’s Hawford pupil to qualify for the Terrafinal – an amazing achievement and one which the school is very proud of.

The national elite Terrafinal sees the very best junior chess players in the UK go head to head. Cameron has a bright future and is already making a name for himself in the chess world. Unfortunately, Cameron’s trials for the England Junior Chess Squad were cut short due to the Covid Pandemic but we are certain that it is only a matter of time before Cameron achieves this accolade. During the pandemic Cameron has had a successful season representing Kidderminster Chess Club in online league matches. He his currently the youngest member of the club.

Well done Cameron, we wish you all the best for the upcoming Gigafinal and will follow your progress with interest!

“We are all massively proud of Cameron’s chess achievements. He is amongst the country’s strongest junior chess players and to make it to the Gigafinal for the past five years is testament to his commitment and ability.

We are excited that Cameron will once again be representing not just our school, but his home town and also the whole of Worcestershire.”

Mrs Phillips

Head of King's Hawford