GLENDINNING pupils made all the right moves last week to claim the Galashiels Outdoor Chess title.

But the four-player team was made to sweat in a thrilling final against guest school, St Joseph's from Selkirk.

A total of eight teams took part in the annual competition in the grounds of Glendinning Terrace Primary School.

As well as two teams from the hosts, Balmoral, Burgh, Langlee, St Peter's and St Margaret's were all represented, as well as the players from Selkirk.

Each team played five games, with a maximum of 20 moves per game.

And points were scored for wins, draws and defeats.

Following an exciting few hours of games it was Glendinning and St Joseph's who were tied at the top.

In the sudden-death play-off Glendinning managed to gain a check-mate and claim the trophy.

Organiser Richard Moore said "I want to extend my thanks to Eric Falconer, Martin Keen, George Birdeck and Tom Lawson, who began this format of competition five years ago, for their help and support today.

"But more than anything, the success of the event is down to the participation of 32 young kids who really embraced the format and worked so well within their team.

"My congratulations and special thanks go to them. Finally, more thanks to the teachers and helpers who gave up their time to bring the pupils over to the school."

Next year, the organisers hope continue the success of the competition at another of the local primary schools.