Sandringham College 7-10 campus has a thriving and successful Chess Club that meets regularly at lunch times. The club is made up of all year levels, united by their common love of chess. Sandringham College is invited to a number of co-ed and Girls-Only Chess Competitions during the year and most students in Chess Club join the excursion.
In 2015 we saw the best success at Chess Tournaments in 4 years. At the Footscray City College tournament nine students from Years 7 to 10 competed against students from Years 7-12. All our students won 1, 2, or 4 games – our Year 7s winning games against Year 12 students.
Two of our students qualified for the state championships: Lachy Green (Year 7) won 2nd in the Year 7 & 8 division and Fitzroy Beaumont (Year 9) won a third place in the Year 9 & 10 sections.
04/08/2015 – Sandringham Junior Campus’s success at Chess
Our team of nine students (Max and Tessa Pinczes, Lachy Green, Jess Rodda – Rowe, David Svetlov, Ned Beacham, Fitzroy Beaumont, Lachy Costello and Clark Aylward ) had the best success we have had at a chess tournament in 4 years, winning lots of games.
Two of our students have qualified for the state championships: Lachy Green (Year 7) won 2nd in the Year 7 & 8 division and Fitzroy Beaumont (Year 9) won a third place in the Year 9 & 10 section. Students from Years 7 – 12 play 7 games in this tournament and all our students won 1, 2 or 3 games. Our Year 7 and Year 9 students were winning games against Year 12 students! All students were a real credit to our school playing exceptional games of chess and also behaving very well on public transport. It was a long day, starting at 8 a.m. and finishing after 4 p.m. We had a long trek (1 1/2 hrs travel time) to Footscray City College – 2 trains and a bus ride but it was worth it because they represented our Chess Club admirably. Well done!
Girls’ Chess Tournament – Mac Robertons Girls High School
Congratulations to our Sandringham Girls’ Chess team (Honour Charles, Sammi Nievaart, Jess Rodda Rowe, Tessa Pinczes and Alison Schmidig Schlatt) which recently competed in the annual Girls’ Chess Competition held at Mac Robertons Girls High School.
This is the fourth year that they have competed and over the four years there has been a great improvement in their abilities and successes. Both Honour and Tessa won half their games which is no mean feat since they are competing against students from Year 7 to Year 12. The girls always enjoy the competition and were excellent representatives of Sandringham College.