To those who are taking part in the coming National Schools' individuals, here's my advice:
1 Review all opening lines that you have been taught.
2. Sleep early on 15th Tuesday night
3 Record your games
4 Think about your opponent's last move: Is it a threat?
5 Look for checks, captures, threats (yours when it is your move, your opponents' when they are thinking)
6 Keep it simple
7 Concentrate very hard between moves 12-30
8 Do not exchange pieces/pawns without any reason
9 Do not be 10 minutes behind your opponent on the clock
10 FIGHT TO THE LAST - DO NOT GIVE UP!