King's Grand Prix Chess Success

Chess

The King’s Grand Prix Chess Championships is our most prestigious Intraschool Chess event, featuring the most skillful players from each campus. 182 students competed in four divisions to claim the 2021 House Chess Title. Thank you to the 2021 King’s Chess coaches Sean Evans (Prep – Year 2 Reedy Creek), Yi Liu (QLD State Primary students, QLD State Students High School), Daniel Lapitan (Pimpama), Alex Stahnke (Anzac Avenue) and Mr Cooke, King’s Chess Coordinator (all three campuses). What an incredible year taking out the Gold Coast Schools Championships in Primary and First on the Gold Coast for High School.

Premier Grade

Individual

1st Luka Hart | 2nd Cooper Whitaker | 3rd Edwin Choi

Teams

  • 1st Place - Tyndale 22 Points: Bryan Yang, Micah Young, Rentaro Inukai & Kotaro Inukai
  • 2nd Place - Rayleigh 21 Points: Cooper Whitaker, Edwin Choi, Tristan Smith & WooJoon Ki
  • 3rd Place - Finney 20.5 Points: Luka Hart, Joshua Ong, Mitchell Evetts & Siannah Cooke, Sennin Naidoo (Pimpama) +31, Cooper Whitaker +19

Merits [Scoring 4.5 points or more]

Mitchell Evetts, Tiger Li, Tristan Smith, Sennin Naidoo, Kotaro Inukai, Joshua Ong, Rentaro Inukai, Micah Young, Bryan Yang

A Grade

Individual

1st Jayden Smith | 2nd Harley Miao | 3rd Nikolaj Brdaric

Teams

  • 1st Place - Finney: Jayden Smith, Nikolaj Brdaric, Olley Wang, Rohan Sen
  • 2nd Place - Tyndale: Caitlyn Howe, Nathan Samuel, Simon Grove, Aya Ucharatna
  • 3rd Place - Newton: Harley Miao, Austin Lin, Tye Scott, Zach Corser

Merits

Cooper Rameka, Kian Illiuk, Daniel Gorbachev-Cannizo, Tye Scott, Aya Ucharatna, Simon Grove, Thomas Beakley, Nathan Samuel, Austin Lin, Camille Waite, Rohan Sen, Oliver Lum, Caitlyn Howe, Olley Wang.

B Grade

Individual

1st Aya Ucharatna | 2nd Jed Dobson | 3rd Richard Ku

Teams

  • 1st place - Newton: Ben Reilly, Daniel Kim, Jacob Keelan, Trinity Broadrick
  • 2nd place - Rayleigh: Thomas Baker, William McEwan, Vince Lopez, Luka Maksimovic
  • 3rd Place - Tyndale: Jed Dobson, Richard Ku, Ryan Terhorst, Asher Haines

C Grade

Individual

1st Josh Schmidt | 2nd Brooklyn Hennessey | 3rd Ocasr Svensen 

Teams

  • 1st place - Finney: Josh Schmidt, Oscar Svenson, Charlotte Zimmerman, Asher Barker
  • 2nd Place - Tyndale: Brooklyn Hennessey, Ethan Keily, Dan Kim, Casey Yan
  • 3rd Place - Newton: Malakai Brand, Timothy Bent, Bentley Fitzgerald, Bentley Callaghan

Merits

Judah Cave, Christian de Bruin, Ayan Kumar, Harrison Gilmore, Timothy Bent, Jamison Walton, Casey Yan, Malakai Brand, Asher Barker, Dan Kim, Danyl Palatty, Charlotte Zimmerman and Ethan Keily.

Congratulations to all the King’s Students who competed this year. We are very proud of your performance and attitude. Mr Cooke and the coaching team hopes to see many students at the Cookies Chess Holiday Camps (information and registration information in the buttons below).

5-day Summer Chess Camp Information5-day Christmas Chess Camp Information