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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date: August 28, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The Bishop Centre was bursting with intellectual activity as the best chess players in our region descended upon the black and white battlefields.

The Trinity Anglican School teams stepped up to the challenge and concentration and focus was in abundance.  The good sportsmanship and grit under pressure was noticeable in our players as they achieved excellent success.

The WRJ Team of 108 students won 54 medals and achieved many personal bests.  It is pleasing to note that many of the Girls Chess Club members have stepped up into Interschool competition to razzle their opposition. We have now achieved gender balance in our team.

TAS teams WRJ Nguyen and WRJ Robertson have now qualified for the State Finals in Brisbane.

Special congratulations goes to all those students who made their debut.

Highlights are listed below:

Primary Premier Grade (8 teams with 32 players)

Team Results

Second TAS WRJ Nguyen: James Nguyen, Jack O’Neill, Joanna Chen and Liam O’Shea

Third TAS WRJ Robertson: Andrew Robertson, Angela Xiang, Vinuka Gamage and Ryan Goodfellow

Individual Results

Board 2 Prize Vinuka Gamage and Jack O’Neill

Board 3 Prize Joanna Chen

Board 4 Prize Liam O’Shea


Primary A Grade (11 teams with 44 players)

Team Results

First TAS WRJ Mann: Ryan Mann 6R, Max Macdonald, Hayden Coombs and Archie Reid

Third TAS Lewis: Tyson Lewis, Andrew Barker, Damien McLaren and Emily Stone

Individual Results

First Place Ryan Mann 6R

Third Damien McLaren

Fourth Place Paddy Hope


Primary B Grade (12 Teams with 47 players)

Team Results

Second Place TAS WRJ Reeves: Harriet Reeves, Fredy Collard, Georgia Mann and Ben Harris

Third Place TAS WRJ Robati: Mark Robati, Shivansh Pandey, John Phan and Paloma Collins-Steele

Fourth Place TAS KBJ Springell: Jack Parsonage, Maddy Bird, Ivy Bird and Raphaelle Springell

Individual Results

Second Place John Phan

Third Place Georgia Mann

Fourth Place Mark Robati


Primary C Grade (20 Teams with 73 players)

Team Results

First Place TAS WRJ Thomson: Rio Thomson, Max Britton Caitlyn Mock and Alyssa Atfield

Second Place TAS WRJ Harris: Nyla Harris, Georgia Simpson, Finn O’Neill and Sofia Stoelhorst

Individual Results

Second Place Takeru Oguchi

Third Place Caitlyn Mock

Fourth Place Max Britton


Primary D Grade (20 Teams with 72 players)

Team Results

First Place TAS WRJ Coombs: Dean Coombs, Cody Peters, Jai Jassar and Jed O’Connor

Second Place TAS WRJ Locke: Jesse Locke, Lyla Schiller, Aleizah Yasi and Amelia Chen

Third Place TAS WRJ Pundi: Violet Reeves, Isalella Clague, Alexander Taylor and Khalel Pundi

Fourth Place TAS WRJ Ucar: Ulas Ucar, Liana Kerschbaumer, Ella Godwell and Poppy Ulm

Individual Results

Third Place Dean Coombs

Fourth Place Jesse Locke

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