Chess is Back!

Mrs Jacqui Turner

The St Virgil’s Chess Club is back.  We have started the year strong with many new faces enjoying the friendly competitions offered every week.  Our Captain Luke Turner has rallied the troops and given some great advice and strategies to practice.  We are developing our skills and recruiting new members every week.

Our representative team participated in the first Inter-school Chess Tournament for the year last Friday at The Friends School.  Our 11-man team represented the College with pride.  We placed third in the Secondary division, with our top five players earning medals.  These were Luke Turner placing 7th in the Individual competition, followed by Lukin Walton (10th), Joe Powell (11th), Elliot Cullen (12th), and Joshua Skelly (13th).  Everyone tried their best, learned new skills and enjoyed their day of friendly competition.

If you are interested in playing chess come along to the chess club on Thursdays for some friendly fun.