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Chess Club

The Concordia Campus Chess Club has had a record season in 2021, with over 80 students from Years 7–12 attending Tuesday lunchtime practices over the year. The Year 7 and Year 8 cohorts have been particularly well represented. We also fielded three teams in the Division 3 inter-school chess competition. Competition was strong and we congratulate the Concordia Seniors on placing third. Concordia Gold and Concordia Blue, comprising students in Years 7 and 8, also performed well. Many of these students were playing in the inter-school competition for the first time, often against experienced senior school students, but our teams certainly made their opponents think!

Thank you to all of the students who attend Chess Club, and to all who played in the inter-school competition this year. We also thank our coach Bailey Paior-Smith (Old Concordian 2020); he has dedicated much time and effort to helping the students improve their skills and tactics this year.

A reminder that Chess Club runs on Tuesday at lunchtime. Located upstairs in the Murtoa building, it is open to all Middle and Senior School students. We hope to welcome even more players, whether new or experienced, to the Club in 2022!

Judy Harris
Chess Club Coordinator