The Priory Academy LSST Junior Chess Tournament 2023 winners. Twenty-four students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 played timed chess games every lunchtime for a week, against a different opponent each day, and winners were determined by points accumulated – 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 for a loss and 0 for absence. This is called a Swiss tournament. The two students who tied for first place each scored 15 points, which means they won every game they played. There is a real passion for chess at this Academy and we have many talented young players. Chess helps with the development of critical thinking, memory, better focus and concentration, as well as being a lot of fun.