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Toowoomba Chess Competition

The Toowoomba Team Chess Tournament was held on Tuesday​ 1 September and was a great day.  There were 28 schools represented by 119 teams involving 476 students from across the region - the cream of the region’s chess players.  Highfields State School entered 7 teams and all the teams performed well.  The tournament consisted of 7 rounds of chess.  If you have ever struggled through one game of chess trying to maintain your concentration and focus feel for our teams playing seven games.  But all the students thrived on that pressure.  
For the third year in a row one of our teams is off to state finals!!!!
Highfields (7) team (Sam Wilkins, Suneet Menon, Jake Lord and Sam Parker) came a fantastic second in the team tournament these boys now have the option of attending state championships next term.  Well done lads!!!

Highfields (6) team (Blake Erhlich, Jack Merrick, Nicholas Burke and Mitchell Eastment) came so close to making the top 5 by making it to seventh place.

Our future is looking bright with Highfields (5), (Will Parker, Ashley Farhadi, Seth McMahon and Kael Shore), putting in a stunning effort to come 11th overall.  These boys played some of the top teams along the way.

The girls’ team, Highfields (1), was unlucky not to take out the all girls’ team trophy when they came 18th out of 119 teams.  Great work from Claire Pretorius, Tyannah Eggins, Charlotte Hare and Claire Jocumsen.  

28th place, out of 119 teams, was secured by Highfields (4) team consisting of Tom Oldham, Luis Hobson, Jack Hawthorne and Cody Eastgate. 

Highfields (3) team came 35th (Daniel Allmond, Mitchell Allen, Jackson Henry and Lucca Coutts).

Highfields (2) team came 44th and these boys were our youngest team taking on some older boys and girls and giving them a run for their money (Nathan Sweetman, Ashton Eggins, Lachlan Allpass and Cooper Temple-Watts).

You must admit, it is a great effort to have ALL teams in the top third rankings. 

Well done chess teams!!

Chess Club meets on a Thursday afternoon after school during terms 1, 2 and 3. The club has a professional tutor, Mr Les Lord.  It is open to students in years 4, 5 and 6. There is a small fee for attending.  It is best that students have a basic understanding and knowledge of the rules if attending.  If your child is interested please direct them to Mr Thornton (year six  teacher).