In last week’s Chess News I foreshadowed a good result for our Junior Rookies Team (K-3), who have played a 9 round Chess Competition in the Manly Warringah Zone. 10 schools from as far North as Newport down to Forestville’s OLGC and including St Lukes Grammar and Oxford Falls Grammar competed in Home and Away games. John Colet hosted the matches 5 times during Term 2. Our Team were leading by only half a point going into their match last Friday afternoon. Proud mum Mariana, of our Team Leader Leo P (3K) took them along to Wheeler Heights PS, where Victoria M (3S) our Reserve, filling in for Dominic S (Year 2) got a quick Checkmate, followed by Samuel J (Year 2) and Siddhartha (Year 2). Leo had a tough challenge on Board 1 but managed to come away with a Draw, meaning that we took 3.5 pts from the match up. It was a tense wait to see how Newport B had done against Manly Vale, but in the end the result was a tie for First Place. A fantastic result for this young team. Both Leo and Siddhartha were unbeaten – drawing just one match and winning all others. Victoria played two matches as Reserve and won both. This wonderful result bodes well for the future of our Chess Club.