Thu 23rd May
After winning the North Queensland Primary Schools and Secondary Chess Championships in August, the Townsville Grammar School Chess Teams are set to go to Brisbane to compete in the State Finals this weekend (15 – 16 of October). This is amazingly the fourth consecutive year that Townsville Grammar School has headed to the State Finals for Chess!
The Primary Team consists of Year 6 students, Aaditya Chavan, Gabriel Diedrick, Hari Senthuran and Year 5 student, Brian Hayes. Assistant Head of the Junior School and Chess Co-ordinator, Mr Chris Gray said, “The team has been practising after school and during lunch breaks to prepare for the competition. They are eager and excited to play other schools from all over the state”
The Senior Team consists of Year 9 student, James Cuttell, Year 10 student, Max Tory, Year 11 student, Brendan Pierotti and Year 12 student, Tony Michael.
Townsville Grammar School Principal, Mr Richard Fairley, said chess is a popular co-curricular activity choice for students at the School.
“Chess is an exercise of infinite possibilities for the mind and teaches the students concentration, critical thinking, problem solving and strategic planning. We wish both Chess Teams the best of luck in Brisbane,” Mr Fairley said.
The winning school team will go on to represent Queensland at the Australian Schools Championships in December.