By Candice McKenna - Director of Sport
Well done to students and staff on Season 2 of APS sport. The effort contributed by all to weekly practise, and the energy committed to Friday sport is appreciated.
Graeme Gardiner, Gardiner Chess
The Gold Coast Individual Age Championships were held at Emmanuel College last Wednesday. Despite having several highly ranked players missing due to a) the Year 3 Camp and b) the lead up to senior exams, Somerset achieved 6 of the 13 titles up for grabs. Well over 500 students participated.
Best results by Somerset students were:
A reminder for all keen Chess players that in January, it is Queensland’s turn to host the 2017 Australian Junior Chess Championships, this time at Anglican Church Grammar School, East Brisbane. Full details at this website here.
If you would like your child to have this great Chess experience, but don’t want to have to drive him or her up, I will be driving a bus up from Mudgeeraba, picking up at BP Coomera every day. This is a supervised package organised by Gardiner Chess. If you wish, you may register for this at this link here. Yes, there is an age group for under 8s, and for all age groups Under 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 and 8 there are ‘Open’ and ‘All Girls’ sections. It is rare for a child to win a title at the first attempt. It is usually necessary to have gained considerable experience at local and national level first. No time like the present to start.