At the centre of a buzzing crowd of 900 competing students, one A.B. Paterson College student sat, intently focussed during his first taste of the Premier Division. For Year 4 student, Junoh Han, the September Combined Gold Coast Districts Primary Interschool Competition at Carrara Basketball Stadium would be a defining moment, in his development as a player and in his personal growth.
Earlier, Junoh had shared his feelings of unease; however, he persevered with strong support from his team. Junoh’s final game was long and hard, and he was not aware of the crowd’s interest around him as he battled on, nor was he aware this game was pivotal to several schools due to close scores. His well-fought win saw his team leap into fourth position on the leader board, but – above all – was testament to Junoh’s strong will to do his best.
This moment epitomised the values and strengths demonstrated by all 17 of our A.B. Paterson College students, from Year 4-6, throughout the competition.
This competition is the largest and most fiercely contested on our yearly Junior Chess Club calendar, and our five A.B. Paterson College teams can be immensely proud of their accomplishments.
Students’ successes at the conclusion of competition included:
Junior Chess Club Supervisor