The past week has been very exciting for chess at Somerset College. Last week we announced the winners of the Term One lunch time Chess Club. Oliver Marment from Year 1E placed first amongst the Year 1 and 2 students, whilst James Kirk from Year 3M won the overall tournament.
This tournament was played throughout Term One, with one rated game per day. This was our most successful term yet for the lunch time Chess Club with 103 players participating - 32 of which were rated - giving a chance for many more to get a rating.
Over the weekend the Gold Coast Junior Chess Championships were held at the Koala House. This tournament has a long history of attracting some of the best Junior Chess players from South East Queensland and this year was no exception. The event had a huge 87 players participating with a great turnout of 24 Somerset students. Somerset students winning prizes were:
Jason Li: 3rd, Under 18
Hikaru Oka: 1st, Under 12
Jennifer Yeung: 2nd, Under 12
Eason Wang: 3rd, Under 12
Oliver Yang: 1st, Under 10
The APS Senior Chess Competition kicked off on Friday night at Emmanuel College. Somerset had a comprehensive 4-0 win over Saint Stephen’s College. The APS competition is open to all Years 7 to 12 students and is played on Friday evenings from 5.30pm to 7.30pm through until 3rd June. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please contact Shaun Curtis on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This term I would like to encourage any Junior School students at Somerset interested in playing chess and being a part of our lunch time chess competition to come along to the chess room (above the Knowledge and Information Precinct, in Toohey 2.2) at any lunch time from Monday to Friday.
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