Chess Club

St. Peter’s College.

2016 SIS Chess Champions!

But Back to Back was just not going to be in 2017

Till next year, “we learn little from victory, much from defeat”

The 2017 Chess Club Season hit the ground running with their momentum from the previous years triumph. Students continued to turn up during their lunch times to battle their wit against other students in the hope of building a dream and becoming St. Peter’s Chess Champions in 2017.

Their dedication over Terms 1 and  2 laid the foundation for bigger things to come. During Term 3, students represented their house on a Thursday and Friday at lunch to take on rival Houses and in turn earn points toward the McGuigan Shield in the inaugural St. Peter’s College Inter House Chess Competition. The participation from students was excellent with both male and female competitors from Years 7 to 12 representing their corresponding Houses.

The Final of the Inter House Chess Competition at the Cranbourne Campus saw a packed courtyard with reigning champions Augustine’s Anthony and Sandeepa take on Romero’s, Darcy and Alex in the grand finale. The eventual winners were Augustine House with back to back victories!

The Inter House Chess competition gave a great “pre season” into the S.I.S. Championship at St. Francis Xavier. Early losses on the day meant that it was always going to be difficult to defend the title.  As the day progressed, the St. Peter’s Knights could not overcome the lead of Nazareth and eventually came second overall.

Throughout the year, the Knight’s of St. Peter’s College played some outstanding Chess. Firstly, a third place in the competition at De La Salle saw them qualify a team of 4 to the State Championships. Secondly, a second place in the competition at St. James College saw the qualifying team for the State Championships grow to the size of 8.

On the day, the competition was fierce with some outstanding competitors from rival schools. The students gained a lot of experience from the day, but most of all they represented the College with pride. A finishing overall result of 15th was outstanding effort in our first ever State Title fight.

Till next year, “We learn little from victory, much from defeat” (Japanese Proverb)

Every Wednesday, throughout Term 1, 2 and 3, our students meet during their lunchtime to battle it out for the St. Peter’s College Inter-House Chess Competition.

During Term 3, St. Peter’s College students represent their College in the SIS Inter-School Chess Championship.

The SIS Chess Championship is open to any student from Years 7 – 12.

St. Peter’s College has a team of players, with a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 14 players in the team.

The tournament is run according to the Swiss format by SIS.

 

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