This week many John Colet students competed in the Infants and Primary Chess Competitions. What a magnificent and enthusiastic turn-out. The children were fantastic and they all had so much fun playing chess.
On Monday, 29 Infants students gathered to play 5 rounds of chess and by the final round we had a winner!
Infants Chess Champion: Saurav H
2nd Place: Eshaan H
3rd Place: Ramakrishna B
4th Place: Jamie A
5th Place: Arne B
6th Place: Elston C
Then, on Wednesday, 34 Primary students played 5 rounds of chess and again, by the final round we had a winner!
Primary Chess Champion: Ryan B
2nd Place: Jarod C
3rd Place: Xavier S
4th Place: Daniel Sj
5th Place: Brigitte S
6th Place: Thomas J
Special thanks to Miro Nowak, our fantastic Chess tutor, who kept a watchful eye over all the games.
I would also like to thank Judith Donald and Mary McKendrick for presenting the trophies, and to Simone Pietschner who assisted me with both of the tournaments.
Most Improved Chess Player & Chess Player of the Year
Early each Friday morning, the Senior Chess players compete against each other and their results are recorded. Considering that many of the students have each played almost 40 games over the course of the year it is both wonderful and astounding that the results are very close. It gives Miro and I great pleasure to announce:
Most Improved Chess Player:
This accolade is awarded to the Senior Chess Club Member who has the greatest improvement in their ranking over the entire year.
1st Place: Lucas v de S
2nd Place: Kai P
3rd Place: Sean G
Chess Player of the Year:
This accolade is awarded to the Senior Chess Club Member who finishes the year with the highest ranking.
1st Place: Ryan B
2nd Place: Xavier S
3rd Place: Dominic S
Heather B & Simone P