Sixteen students from St Stephen’s Catholic College attended the first round of Gardiner’s Interschool Chess Competition which was held at Trinity Anglican School, White Rock in Cairns on Thursday 1 March.
St Stephen’s 1 team (Caleb Shorey, Milan Bagic, Iago Roche-Maxwell and Gordon Yates) finished in second place in the Secondary A Division behind St Augustine’s 1. Iago Roche-Maxwell (5 points), Milan Bagic (5 points) and Gordon Yates (4.5 points) received merit ribbons for achieving over 4.5 wins from seven games and they finished in fifth, sixth and eighth place respectively in the individual standings. In the Secondary B Division, St Stephen’s 4 (James Dixon-Mills, Sam Jackson, Bailie Olufson and Kota Santarossa) also finished in second place behind St Augustine’s. James Dixon-Mills (year seven) received the silver medal for his second place finish in the overall individual standings for the Secondary B Division.
The first round was a record for attendance with over 110 students and 31 teams competing in the secondary competition. The next round of the FNQ Interschool chess competition will be held in Cairns on Thursday 31 May. A full list of results can be found on the Gardiner Chess website: https://gardinerchess.com.au/inter-school-competition/interschool-chess-results/