Chess master Ethan Woods is top player at Stamford’s Malcolm Sargent Primary School

Ethan Woods who won the school's British Land Chess Challenge with his medal

Ethan Woods who won the school's British Land Chess Challenge with his medal

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A YOUNG chess master is celebrating after winning a medal in a school contest.

Ethan Woods was crowned chess champion at Malcolm Sargent Primary School, Stamford, after winning seven games and scoring 21 points.

The school contest was held as part of the national UK Land Chess Challenge.

Ethan went onto compete in the Northamptonshire county championships on May 14 when he competed against secondary school pupils. Unfortunately he missed out on progressing further in the contest.

Six other Malcolm Sargent pupils also competed in county finals in Lincoln and Northamptonshire on April 30 and May 1.

Youngsters competing were Valentia Lees from Year 3, Alexandra Nicholson, Luke Tooth, Lydia Henderson, from Year 4, Callum Scane, of Year 5, and Year 6 pupil Luther Radbourne.

The young chess masters scored well in their matched and nearly achieved qualification for the north or south championships.

Malcolm Sargent pupils have been taking part in a lunchtime chess club.