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Chess Tournament

On Tuesday, 28 August, Kingswood College hosted a Northern Star Chess Tournament for primary and secondary schools. Siena College attended the event with ten participants: Nicole Ahn, Renata Fanthome, Mia Fenton, Estelle Jones, Siena Justus, Zoe Kelly, Emily Ovens, Angelina Rodos, Jasmine Skutela and Micayla Victor. The girls were selected to attend based on their commitment to Siena’s own Chess Club, which meets every Wednesday at lunchtime in the Albertus Magnus Library. 

For five of the students, it was their very first Chess Tournament so they were very excited, if not a bit nervous, especially when a Year 7 student competed with a Year 12 student in the first round.

There were over one hundred students competing from a number of schools around Melbourne.  Each student played seven games of fifteen minutes against students from the other competing schools in a round robin tournament.  The games all began with a friendly handshake and a cheery 'good luck!', but after that it was down to the serious business of attempting to trounce your opponent on the chessboard!  

Congratulations to Zoe Kelly, Angelina Rodos and Jasmine Skutela who qualified for the Victorian State Secondary Girls final which will be held at St Catherine’s College, Toorak on the Tuesday, 16 October.

The next tournament will be on the Tuesday, 18 September in Castlemaine. 

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