We are pleased to announce that the school now have a Chess Club for our students, under the Library CCA. We met for chess practice and study after-school on Tuesdays and Fridays for the last 3 months, to prepare for the 60th National Inter-School Team Chess Championships.
It was held at Rulang Primary School on 10 September 2019 (Tuesday). We were two out of thirty-three teams who had registered for the Under-14 Open section. We knew that there would be many experienced chess players in the competition and were prepared for tough games ahead.
Each team consisted of 4 players, and at the end of 6 rounds the team with the most points wins the championships. Every win is a point and a draw is half a point. In the opening round, Team 1 was pitted against Hwa Chong and Team 2 against Raffles Team 1. They were the top rated teams and both our teams gave them a good fight, but we weren’t able to secure any points.
After 5 rounds both our teams picked up 6.5 points, and ended up playing against each other in the final round. Team 1 beat Team 2 three games to one and captured the Bronze Zonal (North) Prize!
We played against some of the best Under-14 chess players in Singapore and know we can give them a good game. We certainly enjoyed ourselves, learnt a lot and look forward to being more competitive at the National Individual Inter-School Chess Championships in March 2020. The detailed results of the championships are available in the Singapore Chess Federation website.
– Mr Quek S S (Teacher, EL Department)