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Students flock to OC for Chess Invitational


On Thursday 23 March, Ormiston College hosted its biannual chess competition and the record for attendance was broken! 121 students from sixteen schools all around Brisbane and the Redlands competed in the four divisions of Beginner, Novice, 750+ and Senior. Instead of the traditional six hours of chess, Ormiston College has stream lined the game to three hours. Our college has also included ‘Airplay’ into its bag of tricks so that competitors and parents can see what’s happening on the game floor from their seats as the games are being projected on the big screen.

At the end of the evening Moreton Bay Boys College won the Senior Division and after a mix up in entries it was found that West End State School won the 750+ Division and not Ormiston College as it was announced on the night. Sheldon College won the Beginner Division but Ormiston was victorious in the Novice Division. Nathan Lycho did receive third in the 750+ Division on the night but had been put into the wrong division so he ended up with a first place in the Senior Division.

The students showed honour, resilience and persistence when they played each round. A big thank you to all of the parents who volunteered their time in the canteen. Thank you also to Andrea Lago, Chris Benton and Melissa Matthews for setting up the canteen and technology for the event.

We look forward to another successful competition next semester.

Douglas Yeabsley
Junior School Teacher

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