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Great end-game for the chess year

This is the final Chess news item for 2012 and what a brilliant year the Chess Club has had!  Many senior chess players who were in Yr 6 left last year and there were some big shoes to fill.

John Colet was represented by 30 Chess Club members across 5 Inter-school tournaments.  In many instances, we had a team finish in the Top 4.  There is such amazing depth to the chess club and there is so much to look forward to in future years.

I wish to thank the Parents who assist me each week in supervising the different chess classes: Marina S, Simone P, Alexandra D, Leslie D and Heike F. 

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

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

Now for the exciting part the End of Year Announcements:

John Colet Chess Competition

In the past fortnight, the school hosted the Annual Primary and Infants Chess competitions.  What a magnificent and enthusiastic turn-out.  The children were fantastic and they all had so much fun playing chess.

Last Thursday, 35 Primary students played 6 rounds of chess and by the final round we had a winner:

Primary Chess Champion:  Ryan B
Runner-Up:  Jarod C
3rd:  Xavier S
4th:  Daya C-H

Last week, 50 Infants students gathered to play 5 rounds of chess and in a tight finish the results were:

Infants Chess Champion:  Nathan C
Runner-Up:  Thomas J
3rd:  Kai P
4th:  Sean G

Special thanks to Miro, our fantastic Chess tutor, who kept a watchful eye over all the games.

Chess Player of the Year
This accolade is awarded to the Chess Club Member who finishes the year with the highest ranking.  Early each Friday morning, the Senior Chess players compete against each other and their results are recorded.  Considering that many of the students have played in excess of 50 games over the course of the year it is both wonderful and astounding that the results are very close. We have such a strong team of Senior players.  It gives Miro and I great pleasure to announce:

Chess Player of the Year:  Jarod C
Runner Up:  Brigitte S
3rd:  Ryan B

Yours strategically,
Heather B
Chess Coordinator

Some pics from the Infants chess tournament…
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