12-Sep-2017

SIS Chess

On Tuesday 12 September, 13 St James College students participated in the SIS Chess Competition at St Francis Xavier College. Representing 13 schools, 137 students participated in the competition.

St James College Team.
Benjamin 9L
Conleth 9L
James 8L
Jake 8S
Liam 8S
McKail 9S
Harvey 9S
Joshua 8S
Thani 8B
Aidan 8B
Eneliko 9B
Oscar 9S
Daniel 8S
Max 8L

All players participated enthusiastically and contributed to a very good result for St James College. Overall, St James College came fifth on 19 points, only four points from Nazareth College, the winning team. Achieving fifth place was a terrific result considering the strength of the competition.

There were some excellent individual achievements. McKail and Benjamin won 5 out of 7 games. Oscar, Harvey, Thani and Aidan won 4 ½ out of seven games. Eneliko, Max and Conleth won four games. The full details of the tournament can be found at https://au.tornelo.com/tournaments/sis-chess-championships--6

Congratulations to the whole team who represented St James College very well, particularly the team captain, Oscar, who did an excellent job of looking after the administration of the team for the whole day.

Thank you to Mrs Riordan for her fantastic support throughout the year. Thanks also to Mr Gleeson for helping transport the students to the event.

Mr Bernie Bell
Curriculum Coordinator

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