This competition has been a big success in our school and over the last 7 weeks I have had 27 pupils competing to see who will be the school champion. On the back of this we have also entered the Sussex Junior Chess Primary Cup and the Butler Cup as well which has been great fun.
I have a big question that I need an answer to regarding qualification. I potentially have a situation amongst my younger players where two children, both boys, could have the same number of points and have achieved the highest points in their age group, but not achieved the 17 point freehold. Could I allow both to qualify as joint highest scorers for their age group or will I need to set up a play off?
Can you let me know ASAP please as we break up at the end of the week and I would like this clarified before the final matches are completed and we have our end of term assembly. We are looking to present the golden tickets then.