Local challenges prove too strong
THE Across the Waves (ATW) sportsground was packed with black and white boards at the recent School Children’s Chess Tournament.
More than 100 children gathered to check the competition and find out who was best.
Nine primary schools and three secondary schools competed in the day-long competition.
In the primary section, St Patrick’s was victorious defeating their old rivals Norville State School.
Maryborough Central State School gained third place by half a point over Bundaberg Central State School.
The top players for the day were Dylan Hepenstall and Tim Harris from St Patrick’s and Brierley Hohn from Norville.
Bundaberg State High School was victorious in the secondary section defeating Kepnock State High School.
The top players for the day were Rhys Mortensen from Bundaberg State High, independent player Matthew Riggs and Tyran Redman from Shalom College.
Bundaberg Chess Club Secretary Allan Menham said many children were playing in their first tournament, and clocks were used on most tables.
Another tournament will be held in October 2010.