Strahan Primary wins second regional championship in a row for 2013

Strahan Primary School continued their strong success with at the West Coast Regional Championships held at Strahan Primary on Friday 21st of June. 

With over 90 competitors, the day was hotly contested. Students from Strahan Primary, Zeehan Primary, Rosebery District High and Mountain Heights School all attended and competed from 10 until 2pm with a free BBQ supplied by the Strahan Primary School Parents and Friends for lunch. 

Students competed in 6 matches to determine the best players on the day. Individually, Brayden Triffett and Conor Hays went through the tournament undefeated and Tinnean Liddle and Todd Morrison also competed strongly. 

Overall, the school team won the event for a second consecutive time this year, ensuring that the school now has at least 8 players heading to the State Titles in November. 

Chess is an important program at Strahan Primary, allowing the children to engage deeply in problem solving, strategic and critical thinking and achieve success at a sport that can be readily practised indoors ring the colder, wetter winter months on the west coast. 

The final team for the state titles, usually held in Launceston, will be decided after the next tournament. All the competitors will travel on the school bus with a teacher for an overnight ‘chess camp’ the evening before the event; to celebrate their success, practise their skills, and represent the school with pride. 

Well done to all those who competed and represented the school.

L-R: Brayden, Todd, Tinnean and Conor

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