This weekend we held the 2019 Toowoomba District Primary Invitational and Secondary Individual Chess Championships.

We had a record number of students attend with 149 competing … an increase of 30% from last year. This is the largest group ever for these tournaments to date.

Students came from as far out as Miles and the Lockyer Valley to compete in these annual mid-year events with approximately 30 different schools being represented from Toowoomba and surrounding areas.

There were two divisions in this tournament hosted and run by the Toowoomba Chess Club – Primary Invitational Division and Secondary Division.

The Prize Winners

Toowoomba Grammar School students won both events. Flynn Taylor in the Secondary Division with a final score of 6.5 out of 7. Theo Yevdokimov won the Primary Division getting a perfect score of 7 out of 7.

For a full list of final standings for the Primary Division click here.

For a full list of final standings for the Secondary Division click here.

A big thank you goes out to The Toowoomba Grammar School for hosting our event and also to Leroy Palmer Consulting Engineers for sponsoring the trophies our kids can put in pride of place at home.

A special mention also to Designer Cakes Toowoomba for donating some amazing looking chess themed cupcakes to sell in the canteen.

Lastly I’d like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this event a success … those who helped to set up and pull down, those in the canteen and our valued chess people who ran the tournament and helped the students with their issues throughout the tournament.

Our next school tournament will be the 2019 Toowoomba District Secondary School Teams Chess Championship being held in late July 2019. You can find out more about this tournament here.