I have the most exciting news to report about our five fantastic teams who competed in the Primary Schools Chess Competition on Fridays after school during Term 2 and early this term. This is a state-wide competition divided up into country and metropolitan zones. The region of Manly-Warringah is one of the largest and for the first time we had 5 teams competing.
The final standings are as follows:
John Colet A (Championship Division MW1) DIVISION WINNERS!
Ryan B, Jarod C, Sean B, Yasha B
– This was a nail-biting finish as this division consists of the very best chess teams across the Northern Beaches. There were only 2.5 points that separated 1st and 3rd, so a very tight competition.
– This team now progresses to the Zone finals as we compete against the best of the Metropolitan North Region
John Colet B (Intermediate Division Team MW2) DIVISION WINNERS!
Xavier S, Nathan C, Dominic S, Samuel L, reserve = Brigitte S
– This team was strong and steady from the first week. Their consistency won out over 2 other strong teams.
John Colet C (Intermediate Division Team MW3) 3rd PLACE!
Rex F, Brigitte S, Lucas v de S, Scout H, reserve = Patrick H
– This was a competitive draw with many A & B teams. There were only 4 points that separated 1st and 3rd.
John Colet D (Rookie Division MW6) DIVISION WINNERS!
Harry P, MiMi P, Kai P, Liam McW
– This team was very young for this division but were so convincing that they won 25 out of a possible 28 points! A particularly thrilling result from these youngsters!
John Colet E (Junior Rookie Division MW7) 4th PLACE!
Thomas J, Sean G, Luke B, Ramakrishna B, Aidan H
– This was the largest division with 10 teams and the competition only finished last Friday. To have this success at such a young age is very exciting for the Chess Club.
A massive CONGRATULATIONS to all of these students.
I would like to thank Miro for his dedicated coaching of the children and to all the parents who assisted in supervising, catering, transporting and helping each Friday afternoon.
Chess Club Co-ordinator