A spectacular day of chess was had at Edmund Rice College last Wednesday 14 September!
In the morning, our dedicated Chess Team competed in Round 6 of the NSW Junior Chess League South Coast schools competition against Illawarra Sports High. While our team put up a good fight, they were unfortunately defeated 2-1 and will not progress further in the competition. They have done exceptionally well in getting this far. We wish three of our team members – Elijah Hurley, Biniam Seyoum, and Michael Marzano – the best of luck in their upcoming HSC exams!
The afternoon saw the inaugural David Lear Teacher V Student Chess Challenge. The competition saw ten teachers and Year 12 students face off over chess boards. In a humiliating, but not unexpected outcome, the students claimed victory over the teachers 8-2. We hope their win will see them well over their HSC exam period. We also wish the teachers much-needed luck for next year’s game!