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Chess in Edinburgh Zoo
Lothian v Lanarkshire
Saturday May 24, 2003
Education Centre at Edinburgh Zoo hosted the annual match between the
primary school teams of Lothian and Lanarkshire. This was the third
meeting of the teams and, prior to this encounter, it was all square
at 1-1 so there was everything to play for. IM Craig Pritchett attended
the match and, together with Tom Donohue, provided immediate analysis
of the childrens' games. It was a close and exciting encounter with
Lanarkshire eventually prevailing 13.5 - 10.5 (individual results below).
Craig chose the 1st round match between Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin
Filmer for the best game award with both competitors receiving prizes.
Preview: Each team will consist of 12 primary school children
that have gained selection to the teams on merit. The teams will include
junior Scottish internationalists and a current British champion.
Play will commence at 10am and the prizes/medals/trophies will be awarded
between 12:30 and 1pm. Each player will play 2 games of chess and there
will be a Best Game Prize selected by attending
chess master Craig Pritchett - both players will receive a prize in
acknowledgement of the fact that it takes 2 players to create a great
game of chess!
Click for Best Game Prize
Jeremy Hughes (Treasurer
of the Lothian Primary Schools Chess League)
Amanda Alabaster (marketing
department at Edinburgh zoo)
Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 6TS
Tel: 0131-334 9171
Edinburgh Zoo is part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland,
a registered charity. Our aim is:
"to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living
animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and
Edinburgh Zoo opened in 1913, in leafy hillside parkland just ten minutes
from the centre of Edinburgh. Recognised as one of the worlds
leading zoos, we are involved in many conservation breeding programmes,
and we give the highest priority to the welfare, both physical and behavioural,
of the animals in our care.