Hello Chess Enthusiasts!
The members of the John Colet Chess Club have been very busy competing in Chess tournaments lately. We have some fantastic results to report.
Primary Schools Team Competition
During Terms 2 & 3, five teams have been competing in the Primary Schools Chess Competition on Fridays after school. This is a state-wide competition divided up into country and metropolitan zones.
For our two youngest teams the final standings are as follows:
John Colet D (Rookie Division MW4) DIVISION WINNERS!
Kai P, Liam McW, Sean G, Paul D & (Res) Rahul K
– This team was strong and steady from the first week and they were clear winners with 24 out of a possible 28 points!
John Colet E (Junior Rookie Division MW5) EQUAL 2nd PLACE!
Ramakrishna B, Michael T, Aidan H, Isabella G & (Res) Siddhartha B, (Res) Saskia T
– This young team had some strong opposition but were consistent throughout the competition. Only 2 points separated the top 3 teams.
The John Colet A, B & C team still have 2 weeks left in their competition I shall report back the final result in a couple of weeks.
One Day Interschool Chess Challenge
In the first week of the holidays, eight Senior members of the Chess Club represented John Colet in a one-day Individual tournament. The children each played 7 games of chess and the top four results were added together to provide a team score.
As a result John Colet came 3rd (only Ω point separated 1st and 3rd) which means the top 5 students will progress to the Semi Final.
All the students produced fantastic results but the following top scorers helped the school to achieve another tremendous result!
Lucas v de S = 6 points (2nd place out of 68 students)
Nathan C = 5 points
Ryan B = 5 points
Xavier S = 5 points
Brigitte S = 4.5 points
A massive CONGRATULATIONS to all of the above students.