English Schools Team Problem Solving Championship

– from Phill Beckett

The final of this  new event took place in parallel with the Team challenge Event at Imperial College. After two preliminary rounds, which were conducted by email, five schools qualified for the final (including two girls teams) and after five rounds of problems The Kings School Grantham emerged as winners. The final results were —

Kings School Grantham  70
Hampton School 61.5
Westminster School 54
The Abbey School 49.5
Portsmouth High School 19.5

The event involved a wide age range from Year 7 to Year 13 and, following this year’s success, is likely to become an annual event. The event was run by Brian Stephenson (British Chess Problem Society), who compiled all the problem rounds. The prizes were presented by Dr. Jonathan Mestel (ex-world Problem Solving Champion and 18 times British Champion)

You can download a zip file of the problems and their solutions here [2MB] and see a full report on the Problemist website here

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