At the annual Collyer’s Chess Club Awards, Matthew Forster was presented with the prestigious and coveted Chess Board trophy, having won a hard fought Collyer’s Chess Championship 2019. The prize for “Best Team Player” was awarded to Adam Palmer. The Collyer’s Chess Club, run by gifted maths teacher, Alex Taylor, a highly rated junior chess champion in his own right, has gone from strength to strength this year.
In addition to running the Collyer’s Chess Championship, the Chess Club has a very strong team, which has competed successfully against top schools, colleges and universities across the region over the past year.
Alex Taylor said: “From playing in a college league, against the Horsham Juniors, and against universities, the chess team have represented the college brilliantly. It’s great to see how enthusiastic the students have been to play chess. The future looks very bright indeed and we are already looking forward to next season.”
Collyer’s Deputy Principal, Steve Martell, said: “Massive thanks to Alex Taylor for all of his hard work running Chess at Collyer’s over the past couple of years – he’s had a hugely positive impact. Congratulations to Matthew and Adam, and well done to the chess club, for their team success over the course of another successful year.”