Twenty students across Years 6-12 competed recently in an Interschool Chess Competition against schools from Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. The day, led by Miss Anne Jones, was a success, with many positive results across all divisions; students placing high and others developing their tactics further.
Our Year 6 team came second overall with both Shiv Kataria and Tristan Nel both finishing seventh and ninth on 5/7 wins.
Our middle years team, Years 7-9, tied in second place, but eventually placed third on a countback, with Himash Keerthiratne (Year 8) winning the tournament with a perfect 7/7. Also, a shout out to James Walker (Year 8) and Harry Lillywhite (Year 9) winning 5/7. Our Seniors also could not quite get over the line, finishing with second place. A special mention to Addison Djatschenko (Year 12) who finished third with a score of 6/7. Next best placed was Hamish Knowles (Year 12) in eighth with a score of 4½/7.
All in all, it was a great day with lots of hard-fought chess. We look forward to another tournament next term where hopefully we can all go one better, before we play in the state competition with a view to qualifying for the Nationals for the sixth time in a row.