Illalong News

  • 12th June, 2018

Junior Chess Club - Interschool Competition

Junior Chess Club students are making giant strides in their chess achievements. On Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 33 students from Years 1-6 competed in the Gold Coast Primary North Interschool Competition at Pacific Pines State School. Competition was fierce, with the event attracting over 400 student registrations ranging across five levels of chess proficiency extending from Premier, A, B, C and D Divisions. Interschool tournaments aim to challenge primary grade chess players in both their individual and team development.

At an individual level, Ethan McIntyre (Year 2K) achieved an individual third place and Bronze Medal in A division. This is Ethan’s second year of attending our Junior Chess Club and his placement in the A Division tournament rounds is a reflection of his passion and perseverance. Ethan’s individual championship placing is especially commendable given he was pitting his skills against older, more experienced players. However, watch out! We have many more players advancing through divisional levels and are well-placed in their overall Gardiner Chess standings.

Our A.B. Paterson College Team 5 achieved a well-earned third place in the C grade division. Bronze Team Medals were awarded to Samuel Atkinson (Year 3B), Lucas Liu (Year 1G), Paris Liu (Year 2K) and Daniel Wang (Year 2K). In addition, congratulations are extended to Merit Ribbon recipients who achieved a score of 4.5 points or above on the day including:

  • Division A Merit achievement by Ethan McIntyre (Year 2K) and Matthew Manjikian (Year 6K).
  • Division B Merit achievement by Calvin Liu (Year 2K) and Ruvindu Siriwardana (Year 4A).
  • Division C Merit achievement by Lucas Liu (Year 1G), Daniel Wang (Year 2K), Paris Liu (Year 2K), Matthew Morris (Year 2S) and Samuel Atkinson (Year 3B).

Special mention goes to all competing A.B. Paterson College Chess Club students for their excellence in representing our College, sportsmanship and ability to mix with fellow competitors across the day. We are extremely proud of every student who competed with zest and humility.

Susanne Ginnane - Junior Chess Club Supervisor


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