On Thursday 23rd August, our college had 38 students participate in the third and final Regional Chess Tournament for Far North Qld. It was the highest participation for any FNQ tournament in history with 373 students in primary and secondary involved.
Our students played seven games during the whole day and displayed great skill and sportsmanship.
Many students participated for the first time and all gained valuable experience and learned how to improve in their chess playing.
This is always an opportunity to provide our students with experience playing against other students from various schools in the district and all we ask is for everyone to do their personal best and to learn something from the process.
I was so proud of every student and no one walked away without scoring points, which was an amazing achievement.
Special acknowledgement needs to be made to Joshua Schaper who scored 6.5 points out of a possible 7 points and went through the day undefeated. Joshua mentioned that over the past year he has grown immensely and improved every time through this increased knowledge.
Joshua was the winner of the Primary C Division and his team, which included Thomas Boyd, Jacob Ly and Jonathon Williams, came third, on countback, for this division.
Other students who received a merit ribbon for being in the top of their division were Joshua Matson and Sean Chimpaka.
Well done to all. As a College, we are so proud.
Max Natoli – Deputy