18 February 2017
Eight of Abingdon's younger players travelled to St Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon to play in the Wiltshire Junior Chess Congress. In the Intermediates' section, Dashiell Hathaway was Abingdon's best performer, finishing joint fourth on 4/6. In the Beginners' section, Abingdon's three entrants Matty Ball, Shreyanshu Mohanty and Mark Taylor all tied for third place on 4/6, winning medals. The other participants in the Intermediates' section were Sebastian Watkins (3/6), Fran Trotter (3/6), Alister Jamieson (2.5/6) and Louis Trotter (1/6). No trophies this year but plenty of high quality chess training.