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.
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 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.
On Tuesday 5th of March the annual Toowoomba District Primary School Individual Chess Championship was held at Highlands Christian College.
This is the first year it has been run with two divisions due to the growth and expansion of the event. We had 104 students in the Novice Division and 278 in the Open Division coming from 30 different schools around the district including some homeschooling students.
The Open Division ( Year 4 to Year 6 ) winner ( Theo Yevdokimov ) and the Novice Division ( Year 1 to Year 3 ) winner ( Iskcon Ggyawali ) were both the top-seeds for their specific events; with both of them scoring a perfect 8 out of 8 .
The participating schools came from all around the district including Glen Aplin, Allora, Ramsay, Vale View, Wyreema, Highfields, Withcott, plus many of the local Toowoomba schools.
Outstanding Male Achievement Award – Erik Sheppard
Outstanding Female Achievement Award – Bailey Crisp
First – Iskcon Gyawali
Second – Noah Alchin
Third – Lewis Lamble
Best Year 3 – Johnathan Ooi
Best Year 2 – Dexter Vaughan
Best Year 1 – Ruth Rayward
Outstanding Male Achievement Award – Darcy Walker
Outstanding Female Achievement Award – Miu Miu Zhang
The next major primary school chess tournament on the calendar will be held in Term 3 on the 27 August 2019. It will be the Teams chess championship when we are expecting 500 plus students to participate from around the Toowoomba District. This is the premier event for the year in the primary school division.
You can find out the dates of our other school chess tournaments in Toowoomba here.