On 22nd November 2021 CSC organised an online qualifying event for the ECF National Schools Chess Championship. 14 teams representing 10 different schools took part. The schools were from across the country; all have been supported in their chess by CSC. The tournament took place on Lichess and took the form of a Team Battle. Teams of 10 took part with the highest 6 individual scores counting towards the team total. The players competed continuously for 1 hour in a Lichess Arena tournament with a time control of 5+3.


The three highest placed teams qualified for the Regional Stage of the Championship which takes place in the Spring Term. These were:


Royal Wootton Bassett Academy

City of London Academy Highbury Grove

The Deanery CE Academy


The only primary school in the event, Nailsworth Primary School, finished in a creditable 4th position.