Individual Age Championships Chess Tournament

On Monday 24 October, 41 very eager and enthusiastic members from our Junior and Senior Chess Clubs travelled to Emmanuel College for the final tournament for 2022. All students participated in seven competitive rounds of Chess within their respective aged groups, for the individual age championships of the Hinterland and Coastal district areas.

The bus ride to Emmanuel College was filled with lots of laughter and chatter, as students discussed strategic moves and sought advice from their fellow club members. Upon arriving, all students registered and began their first round. All students kept their cool within the nerves and excitement throughout the entire day.

All A.B. Paterson College Chess Club representatives did our College proud with their respect, superb chess manners and overall point score. It has been wonderful to watch all students participate in Chess Club this year and to watch each student grow and develop. Weekly training sessions will continue every Monday afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm until Week 9 of this term, however, there are no further tournaments this year – stay tuned for future tournament details next year!

Parents, please note that Chess Club in Week 9 will be held on Tuesday 29 November (as a one-off session) due to the Academic Academy Gala Evening being held that Monday in the Winton Centre. Further details to be communicated closer to the time by Gardiner Chess.

I wish to thank Mrs Lena White, Mrs Renee Grosser and Mrs Helene Young for their support and assistance with Chess Club this year, as well as accompanying the students to Emmanuel College and helping to instil a love of learning within all students. 

I would now like to leave you all with this quote:

Chess is a game of skill… all skill and nothing but total logic. It is an opportunity for two minds to meet and clash in a land of pure reason that is devoid of chance. (Chess Forum, 7 July 1972).

I encourage all students to consider enrolling in the A.B Paterson College Chess Program in 2023.

Trent Davis | Chess Club Co-ordinator