Twickenham Prep hosted a very large EPSCA (English Primary School Chess Association) zonal on Saturday where we welcomed 26 teams from schools in London and the South East. The teams were competing to reach the National Semi-Finals which will be held later on this year. In the U11 section our teams finished 5th and 8th respectively which was just enough for both teams to qualify. In the U9 section our youngest players finished an impressive second place to comfortably reach the next stage of the tournament. As always the sections were extremely competitive and included some of the strongest chess playing schools currently in the country so for all our teams to qualify was a great effort.