International Chess Competition in Oberursel

Junior Rushmoor winners
Young chess players have represented Rushmoor at an international chess tournament in the borough's twin town of Oberursel, Germany.

Four juniors, ranging in age from 6 – 11 years old, and one senior player from Fleet & Farnborough Chess Club represented Rushmoor at Oberursel's annual international chess tournament during the weekend of 27-28 August. The trip was organised by the Twinning Association of Rushmoor.

Out of a total of 32 players from Oberursel, Epinay (Oberursel’s French twin town) and Rushmoor, Rushmoor ended up with a very creditable three players in the top eleven.

The group stayed with host families in Oberursel. John Watts, Secretary of the Fleet & Farnborough Chess Club said: "We had most generous hosts who provided almost all our food and transport and catered for the special dietary requirements of some of our party. We were most appreciative of the trouble taken by our hosts and of their hospitality. We all enjoyed ourselves and I am sure we would do it again if the occasion arose".

As well as the chess tournament, the group were treated to a visit to the reconstructed Roman fort of Saalburg where the junior members of the party could dress up in Roman costumes and try their hand at archery.

The photo shows the Junior Rushmoor winners with medals: Harry Grieve, Ayush Bose, Omeet Atara and Dev Atara.