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Chess Competition earns points for houses


The St Mary’s Chess Competition concluded on Wednesday 15 May with two Year 12 students, Caleb Koelmeyer and Samuel Angove battling it out.

Both students made it through to the finals last year, with Caleb the only student to make it through to the final undefeated, ultimately winning the Grand Final. He had also triumphed over staff Chess Guru – Mr Angove … so the question on everyone’s lips was “is Caleb even beatable?”

In an enthralling contest, a mistake was made in the dying stages which led to Samuel taking a ‘loose bishop’ and causing the upset of the year.

We congratulate both students on their commitment to all matches throughout the past few weeks and also for the sportsmanship and inclusion they showed towards students who were interested in finding out more about the great game of chess.

All students who participated earned additional points for their respective houses, with the competition gaining momentum amongst the variety of co-curricular activities across the College.

Stay tuned for finals news from Coolock and the House Cup points tally.