The Wallace Chess Grand Prix 2015/2016 was won by Aran Patel (pictured right).
Aran started playing chess around the age of 4.5 with his dad and loved it from day one! A couple of years ago he attended Wallace Chess classes on a weekly basis and it was clear he was very talented.
Last year Aran won the English Chess Challenge.
In 2016 his school won the EPSCA as well as the Barnet chess league. In the EPSCA event Aran was playing board 3 on their A team – with boards 1 & 2 either current or selected players on the official England team.
Aran qualified for the megafinals of the UK Chess Challenge last year but was away. He has qualified again this year and hopefully will be attending. This year Aran is playing board 1 for Haberdashes’ B team & led his team to within half a point of qualifying for the EPSCA final. It would have been a first if both the A & B teams had qualified and it was the closest the B team has ever come to this goal!
Well done Aran on all your fantastic successes and good luck in your upcoming events!
2014/2015 – Alex Toledano
The Wallace Chess Grand Prix started in 2014.
How it works:
Every time you play one of our holiday camps – full week attendance required – and make it into one of the top 10 places you receive Grand Prix points. 10 points for 1st place down to 1 point for 10th place. At the end of the year the player with the most points wins.
What do you win?
Along with the honour and the glory the Winner receives a fine trophy to keep, as well as having his or her name engraved on this ultra special solid silver perpetual Trophy!!
When is the next Grand Prix starting?
The 2016/2017 Grand Prix kicked off with the Autumn Half Term Camp last October and will finish at the end of Summer 2017