Two Callaghan Chess Teams make it to the State Finals!
30 Aug 2019
Our Chess Team are off to the State Finals next month after finishing 3rd overall in the Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday 29th August at Wallsend. Vu also took out 5th place in the Individual Trophy; an outstanding individual achievement.
The competition was fierce with the best teams from Central Coast, the Hunter to the Far North Coast all vying for a place in the finals. Callaghan College was represented by 5 teams in the Regional Semi-Finals, with a Waratah and Wallsend team progressing to the State Finals; an exceptional result for the college.
The tournament was a 7-round ‘Swiss’ competition. This means that all players played all seven rounds of the tournament. The top 5 in the individual trophy and the the top 3 schools from each Division (Primary and Secondary) qualified for the State Final to be held in Sydney on Friday 25th October, 2019.
Congratulations to all involved and a special thanks to Ms Seferovic and Ms Hurn for their support.
About The Sydney Academy of Chess Interschool tournament
The Interschool Chess Challenge is open to all schools in NSW and is run by The Sydney Academy of Chess which has been operating for more than 20 years. Sydney Academy of Chess is an organisation whose purpose is to provide a quality chess coaching service to schools and individuals. Its aim is to bring an appreciation of chess into the minds of all Australians.