17 March 2017 - Joshua John from East Ham scored 2 ½/3 on board one for Newham in Bromley today in his final appearance in the English Primary Schools' Chess Associations' team under 11 team eastern zonal.

Newham scored scored 17 points overall - its second highest score in the five years that the borough has entered.

Maks Mumford, Laurelle Asare and Carlo Salinas all won two of their games; the other points scorers were Kelvin Sermaxhaj, Nii Tettey Amasa-Attram, Mira
Szatmari, Maks
Mumford, Nojus
Lordperseus Asare, Mark
Hodovanets and Taiki

Joshua was in the very first team, in 2014 as a seven-year old, and is the only player to have represented Newham all five years. "Joshua has been a great servant to the team", said Alan Bright, the Newham manger, "and his two wins and a draw against three of the best under-11s in the south of England is a terrific way to bow out."