Freddie Phillips participated in the UK & Ireland Chess Championships held on Sunday 24 June at Sandown Park. Children from across many different counties came to the event.
In total, there were 32 players in the under-8’s section, and a total of 5 rounds were played. Over the course of the day, and up against some of the county’s top players, Freddie performed exceptionally well.
In the final round, Freddie pinned his strong Sussex County opponent to the table – for a full 30 minutes. Due to tremendous effort all round, Freddie earned himself a well-deserved second place.