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TAS News

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date: June 5, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31 May here in our Bishop Centre. 

We welcomed students from around the region to this giant battle of wits. It was pleasing to note that many TAS students were dignified in victory and defeat, displaying good sportsmanship.  All the hard work and preparation from individual study or participation in our chess programs was applied in competition with awesome results.

Special congratulations goes to those students who made their debut.

Highlights are listed below:

Primary Premier Grade (8 teams with 32 players)

Team Results
First TAS WRJ Xiang: Andrew Robertson, Angela Xiang, Vinuka Gamage and James Nguyen
Second TAS WRJ Goodfellow: Ryan Goodfellow, Joanna Chen, Aiden Latter and Pragyan Pandey
Fourth TAS WRJ Grace: Jack O’Neill, Liam O’Shea, Frances Gale and Melody Grace

Individual Results
Second Place Ryan Goodfellow
Third Place Vinuka Gamage
Fourth Place Joanna Chen

Primary A Grade (12 teams with 48 players)

Team Results
Third TAS WRJ Bragg: Archie Reid, Braith Bragg, Bailey Steigmeier and Larah Turnbull
Fourth TAS Chen: Max McDonald, Charlene Chen, Ethan Turnbull and Mark Robati

Individual Results
First Place Ryan Mann 6R
Fourth Place Max McDonald

Primary B Grade (14 Teams with 56 players)

Team Results
First Place TAS WRJ Phan: John Phan, Harriet Reeves, Shivansh Pandey and Jadon Norbury
Second Place TAS WRJ Gill: Harnoor Gill, Sam Bryceson, Makyre Undi and Leila Bryceson
Third Place TAS WRJ Davis: Mason Davis, Fredy Collard, Ruari Swanston and Carleena Robati

Individual Results
Third Place Jon Galea KBJ
Fourth Place Shivansh Pandey

Primary C Grade (16 Teams with 60 players)

Team Results
First Place TAS WRJ Stevens: Mackenzie Stevens, Caitlyn Mock, Max Britton and Takeru Oguchi
Second Place TAS WRJ Harris: Alyssa Attfield, Lily Edwards, Nyla Harris and Hugo McDonald
Fourth Place TAS Zhang: Rio Thomson, Vivian Zhang, Sofia Stoelhorst and James Harpley

Individual Results
Second Place Rio Thomson
Third Place Caitlyn Mock
Fourth Place Max Britton

Primary D Grade (19 Teams with 62 players)

Team Results
First Place TAS WRJ Ulm: Ryan Mann, Ella Godwell, Poppy Ulm and Ulas Ucar
Third Place TAS WRJ O’Connor: Imogen Green, Jed O’Connor, Tilleah Hudson and Isabella Clague

Individual Results
First Place Ryan Mann 4L
Second Place Imogen Green

Secondary Open Grade (14 Teams with 43 players)

Team Results
Second Place TAS Li: Holly Brislan, Stephan Li, Aidan Mathews and Celina Samarkoon

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