Prep Chess Team Represents School Well
While business in the Prep School continued as usual, a group of young elite chess players were competing for a state title in Carramar yesterday.
Christ Church’s A division and B division Prep School teams played six out of fifteen schools in the annual State Chess Competition, held at St Stephen’s School in Carramar.
Teacher-in-Charge of Chess and Year 4 teacher David Seggie said: “The boys held up a great fight all day playing some amazing chess. They walked in thinking they wouldn't do very well but in the second last round, the A division found themselves in a strong third position. It came down to the wire with us versus Wesley, but they managed to beat us three boards to one and winning the tournament.”
“The Chess programme at Christ Church is for all year levels. In this particular competition, nine boys were selected to compete, depending on their ability and grasp of the rules and strategies of the game,” he said.
The two teams were made up of students from Years 5 to 7: Brandon Afiat, David Latham, Robert Ivankovich, Luke Calarese, Anshuman Pal, Nicholas Wynne, Anthony Hondros, Nicholas Pizzino and Jack Archer (reserve).