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Chess, the year in review

Hello Chess Enthusiasts!

This is the final Chess news item not only from me but also for 2014. Once again we can look back at an amazing year of achievements by the talented students of the Chess Club! John Colet was represented by 26 Chess Club members across 4 Inter-school tournaments.

To summarise our results this year:

         Mona Vale One- Day Chess Tournament (March):

o   A team came first (out of 72 teams) with a perfect score of 21 points

o   Girls team came second in the Girls division.

         NSW JCL Primary School Chess Tournament (Term 2 & 3)

o   Championship MW1 Division

ß  A team Equal 2nd Place!

ß  B team 5th place!

o   Intermediate MW2 Division

ß  C team 2nd Place!

o   Rookie MW4 Division

ß  D team Division Winners!

o   Rookie Junior MW7 Division

ß  E Team Equal 2nd Place!

         Sydney Academy Chess Interschool Chess Challenge (Term 2 & 3)

o   Artarmon Heat 3rd place (Lucas v de S 2nd place individually)

o   Harbord Semi-Final 4th place (Ryan B – 4th place individually)

WOW what a performance and so much to look forward to next year!!

I wish to thank the Parents who have assisted me this year with supervising the different chess classes: Simone P, Xia C, Chandra B, Mariana P and Sara L. I would also like to thank Clare J who looks after the Chess accounts.

Thank you to the teachers who help us to keep an eye on the kids on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings!

Information about next years classes will be sent out early next year, but at this stage the lesson times will remain the same.

As you know, Simone Pietschner will be the Chess Co-ordinator in 2015 and she will need the help of parents in supervising the classes as well as the logistics of the competitions. Please contact her at the chess email to indicate your availability.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a restful break over the Summer.

Final Chess lessons for the Year

The final chess lessons for the year will be as follows:

Intermediate class: Monday 17th November

Beginners and Transition classes: Wednesday 19th November

Seniors: Friday 21st November

There will be no chess in Week 8.

Yours strategically (for the last time!!),

Heather B