On Tuesday 23rd August, 16 of our students travelled to Lake Kawana Community Centre to compete in the Sunshine Coast Interschool Teams Chess Tournament. Our students comprised four teams, spanning Years 4-9. Having won the Perennial Shield last year, our young Chess players could no longer compete in the novice section and faced some tough competition in the Primary Open section. Our older players were placed in the Senior Open section, against the tournament’s strongest players.
In spite of the stiff competition, our players managed to win a couple of matches out of the seven they played in the tournament. Three of our students also achieved Merit ribbons for winning most of their matches. For several students, this was their first outing and you could see their confidence and enthusiasm grow as the tournament progressed. Showing the good sportsmanship and positive spirit that we foster at Pacific, our students were true ambassadors for the College.
The students who participated were: Rhys Veizer, Ryan Salvesen, Hanna Meager, Georgia Fergusson, Hobie Barry, Ethan Benson, Will Butler, Christian Schlotterbach, Shaylen Stone, Jackson Laverick, Nathan Heinz, Christopher Roth, Jacob Cross-Pitcher, Jye Gallagher, Laslo Martin and Charles Nightingale. Congratulations to all!
Mr Norm Stone, Chess Coordinator