FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019
Date: March 12, 2019 Posted by: Sue Wicks
It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last Thursday,7 March. The Bishop Centre was bursting with intellectual activity as the best chess players in our region participated in the game that is the gymnasium for the mind.
The Trinity Anglican School teams applied high levels of concentration, perseverance and determination. Sportsmanship, good manners and kindness are values we continue to uphold in our team. Chess at TAS provides opportunities for students to pursue mastery or learn so they can play family and friends.
Special congratulations to all students who made their debut.
Highlights are listed below:
Primary A Grade (12 teams with 52 players)
First TAS WRJ Chen: Joanna Chen, Angela Xiang, James Nguyen and Ryan Goodfellow
Second TAS WRJ O’Neill: Jack O’Neill, Liam O’Shea, Pragyan Pandey and Hayden Coombs
First Place Jack O’Neill
Second Place James Nguyen
Third Place Joanna Chen
Primary B Grade (17 teams with 67 players)
First TAS WRJ Stoelhorst: Lucas Qu, Sofia Stoelhorst, Finn O’Neill, and Rio Thomson
Third TAS KBJ Kildal: Rhys Stevens, Luke Berther, Jay Curtis and Tyler Kildal
First Place Lucas Qu
Second Place Cody Peters
Fourth Place Rhys Stevens
Primary C Grade (26 Teams with 86 players)
First TAS WRJ Dennis: Aleizah Yasi, Brandon Lewis, Franklin Dennis and Tommy Li
Third TAS WRJ Ulm: Poppy Ulm, Jai Jassar, Jacob Nguyen and Violet Reeves
Fourth TAS WRJ Kerschbaumer: Philippa Smith, Gypsy Malyon, Annabel Stone and Liana Kerschbaumer
Second Place Aleizah Yasi
Fourth Place Emily Hayward