Posted on 14 September 2016
On Thursday 1September we hosted the Ormiston College bi-annual Chess Invitational tournament, the fastest paced inter-school tournament in the state. Hosting 12 schools and 92 players across the Redlands and Brisbane, every player represented their school with high etiquette and honourable play throughout the evening.
As the competition started there was a lot of nervous energy as we were all keen to get some wins on the board. We settled down pretty quickly as our minds clicked into chess mode and away we went. At the end of the night the games were tallied and Ormiston College shared the podium, taking out the Beginners School Trophy with skill and dominance across the board.
With great anticipation the scores for Novice were called out, congratulations to Moreton Bay Boys College who pipped us at the post with some outstanding competition on the night.
Thanks to all the Ormiston College team of volunteers, staff and parent helpers who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event ran as efficiently and stress free as possible. The efforts of this team does not go without recognition and as such a huge thank you is extended to everyone that helped on the night. Special mention to Mr Yeabsley, Ormiston College Chess Coordinator, who has worked Alongside Program Alive in order to make this event significant and unique, but above all else, a huge success and a date saver for chess calendars across South East Queensland.
Declan Field and Nathan Murray