2019 Toowoomba District Primary School Individual Chess Championship

2019 Toowoomba District Primary School Individual Chess Championship

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.

A special thanks to Highlands Christian College for hosting the event in their impressive multi-purpose centre.

Tournament Winners


The prize winners pictured above are as follows :

Open Division

  • First – Theo Yevdokimov
  • Second – Ananthu Dinkar
  • Third – Alex Laird
  • Best Year 6 – Thomas Gaffney
  • Best Year 5 – Peter Barac
  • Best Year 4 – Oliver Kelk
  • Outstanding Male Achievement Award – Erik Sheppard
  • Outstanding Female Achievement Award – Bailey Crisp

Novice Division

  • 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.