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The Ormiston College Chess Club is able to boast about two major events within the club this term. After hosting a number of chess competitions, the club was able to donate the proceeds to Night Ninjas which is an organisation in the Redlands that helps the homeless. Alix Russo, who is the Founder and Chairperson of Night Ninjas, accepted the cheque for $1000 at a recent Junior School assembly.

The Club is also very excited about the latest chess coach to join our growing numbers. Grandmaster, Moulthun Ly has become the coach for our senior students’ team. Moulthun did not start chess until the age of eleven. At the age of thirteen, Moulthun became the youngest person to win the Australian Under 18 Junior Championships. He continued to play chess throughout the rest of his school years, stopping briefly in Years 11 and 12 before earning his International Master title shortly after.

It was not until unexpectedly winning the Sydney International Open in 2011 that he decided it might be worth pursuing the title of Grandmaster. He is now one of four active Grandmasters in Australia.

Our senior students are very fortunate to work with such a talented coach and we look forward to seeing their skills in action at the next competition.

Douglas Yeabsley

Chess Club Coordinator