Chess Club heads to Brisbane to comepete in championship
THE St Stephen’s Mareeba chess team won the final round of the FNQ Inter-school Chess Competition Premier Division in Cairns and came home with the highest scoring school for the year award.
The team consisting of Hunter Liebold, Aaron Bryce, Caleb Shorey and Brandon Osborne will now advance to the State Finals in Brisbane next term.
Over 340 students competed at the tournament held at Trinity Anglican School, White Rock in which St Stephen’s on 20.5 points beat Trinity Anglican School on 17.5 points and Cairns State High School on 17 points to be one of two teams selected in the High School division.
The State Finals will be held at Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane on October 14-15, where the team will be looking to match their 2015 performance when they were named State Regional Champions.
In the Open Division, St Stephen’s 3 team (Liam Baksaj, Eugenio Bambino, Dylan Cappella and Joshua Kievit) finished third overall with Liam Baksaj taking out third in the individual competition.
Mr Chris Ellison (Chess Coordinator), St Stephen’s Catholic College Chess Club students Brandon Osborne, Aaron Bryce, Hunter Liebold, Caleb Shorey and Mr Michael Harnischfeger (Chess Coach).