Year 11 student Fred Carver has been crowned Brooksbank’s Chess Champion for the third successive time.  He beat rival Sam White (a Year 10 student) in a thrilling final which stretched over two lunchtimes.

Fred, who also plays guitar and clarinet in the school band, enjoys weaving winning strategies to challenge and outwit his opponents.  “You have to be constantly analysing your opponents’ moves in order to optimise your chances of winning,” he says.

There were 47 entrants in Brooksbank’s 2018 Tournament.  This long-standing competition takes place in our Learning Resource Centre every year, beginning in January.

You can read all about Fred’s chess prowess in our school magazine, published Tuesday, 17th July.