A CHESTER school entered the North Wales and Cheshire Chess competition for the first time in more than a decade and came out on top.

The King’s School entered 14 competitors and came out as the 2008 Schools Champions as well as winning eight individual trophies.

Animesh Anand of Chester won the U12 group, Susan Gorman and Jack Webber of Chester came second in the U13 group, Davin Menon of Wrexham won the U14 group, Marvin Hayes of Chester won the U15 group, Tim Pemberton of Mickle Trafford came second in the U16 group, Alistair Tonge of Chester came third in the U16 group James Carr of Hawarden won the U17 group.

Other team members were Joe McKeown of Elton, Arjunan and Ananth Ranjit of Prestatyn, Ranjit, Oscar Lloyd Williams of Chester and Harry Collicut of Helsby.

Several students have been chosen to play for the Cheshire/North Wales County and also the national squads. Davin Menon represents Wales at junior international level and Cheshire U16 squad and Marvin Hayes has been invited to join the England U16 squad and plays for the Cheshire team. Both Emily Moss and Susan Gorman play for the Cheshire squad.