On 13 August, the ERC chess team won the Southern Region division of the 2021 NSW Junior Chess League Country Secondary Schools Teams Competition!! Due to the current lockdown restrictions, the match was played online against Trinity Catholic College in Goulburn via Chess.com and Zoom.
It was an outstanding achievement and a first for the school. The students involved were Lance Koschny (Y12), Elijah Hurley (Y11), Mehmed Ceylan (Y10), Cooper Newell-Glaser (Y10), and Ben Kelso (Y7). I am exceptionally proud of the entire team.
As winners, the team will be invited to Sydney in November to play in the Grand Championship Round Robin to decide the Country NSW Grand Champion team for 2021. Should restrictions still be in place, they will be playing online once again.
Good luck to them all!