Chess Players Play Well at Gold Coast Chess Tournament


The Term 3 Gold Coast Primary Chess Tournament recently took place on 6 September 2021 at Emmanuel College. For the King’s Pimpama students, this event was filled with much anticipation and nervousness! At the end of the tournament, whilst facing very formidable chess teams, King’s Pimpama Team 1 placed 5th, therefore, qualifying for the Queensland Interschool State Championships! Our board 1 player, Sennin Naidoo, scored an impressive 4 wins out of 7 games and had some really close games against the stronger competition.

Our board 2 player, Arshnoor Sidhu, had a very impressive tournament scoring 5 wins out of 7. Furthermore, he displayed great tactical prowess against an almost 1000 rated player! 

Our board 3 and 4 players, Zoe Haines and Riley Mulford as well as our King’s Pimpama Team 2 faced some very challenging competition and played at a remarkably high standard considering the quality of chess opponents. I am beyond certain that the only way is up for our young Pimpama chess team!

Well done to all the Pimpama chess students that played in this tournament, you guys definitely impressed me! I could not be any prouder with all the time and effort that our King’s students put in behind the scenes. We are sincerely grateful that the King’s Christian values were reflected in your tournament. Remember to keep playing and to be consistent! God Bless.

Daniel Lapitan
Chess Coodinator