Collège Champittet
31 January, 2024

Smart moves: Congratulations to our Global Campus chess players!

Global campus chess player

We are proud of our chess team for representing Champittet in Nord Anglia Education’s first ever Global Campus world chess competition!

This initiative invites teams of students from Nord Anglia Education schools around the world to challenge each other in online chess battles. Competing is an excellent way for young chess enthusiasts to test and improve their skills, with help from world-class experts. The competition is led by Nick Thomas, an International Chess Federation (FIDE) Master (among the top chess players in the world), and Alex Holowczak, an International Arbiter (title awarded by FIDE).

We are delighted to share that the chess team at Collège Champittet placed in the top 10 out of 23 teams in the Eastern hemisphere. With 38 points, our team arrived in ninth place. In addition, our highest-scoring player placed 25th out of 230 student participants.

We wish to congratulate our highest-scoring students Alexantr (11 points), Viktor (10 points), Mykola (9 points) and, tied at 8 points, Uma and Martin. Well done!

Only the top five teams in each hemisphere and the top six individual players will continue to the Team and Individual Finals, so our players will have to wait until next year to re-join the battle. Nevertheless, we are very proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing them continue to pursue this stimulating passion!