Redeemer has completed its third full year of Chess Club. It was full of exciting times: Chess lessons, game demonstrations, Term tournaments, interschool tournament, State finals and Redeemer Cup Tournament! It is wonderful to see the improved level of strategy and play amongst all our competitors.

Our results over the 2019 year:
First Place Term 1: Jayden Schmidt  Term 2: Nathan Samonte Term 3: Nathan Samonte Term 4: Nathan Samonte
Second Place  Term 1: Lucas Prior  Term 2: Jayden Schmidt  Term 3: Mason Cooper Term 4: Jayden Schmidt
Third Place  Term 1: Nathan Samonte Term 2: Archie Baker  Term 3: Harry Fletcher  Term 4: Lucas Prior

Best Girl Player  2018: Lily Pietsch

Fair Play and Sportsmanship  Term 1: Tyler Brice   Term 2: Oriel Gallasch    Term 3: Flynn Ennis   Term 4: Jude Heneker

Term 4 Interschool Chess Tournament Primary Schools Division: Redeemer Lutheran School: 1st Place in Term 2. Well done to the 18 players who attended. Lucas Prior won 7 out of 7 games and earned 1st place overall for his individual score. Nathan Samonte, Mason Cooper, Riley Prior, Darcy Geyer, Lily Pietsch, Brodee Fuss and Tyler Brice earned certificates of distinction for their scores.

Term 4 Chess SA State Finals Primary Schools Division: Redeemer Lutheran School: 5th place, a notable improvement from 9th place last year. Special  mention goes to Nathan who scored 7 out of 9 possible points, putting him in 4th place in the state. Lucas Prior, Jayden Schmidt, Tyler Brice and Harry Fletcher earned certificates of distinction for their scores. Congratulations to all our members, they have made progress in their chess strategy and fair play. We thank Mr Jelic for his coaching in strategy and stories about chess.

Redeemer Cup Chess Tournament  At the end of Term 4, we had 72 students participate in the Redeemer Cup Challenge. This was held over two lunch periods, split into Junior (R- Year 3) and Senior (Years 4 – 7). Points earned contributed towards the Redeemer Cup overall score for each school house.

Results were:
Prince George  5 points
Catharina  6 points
Zebra    12.5 points
Bengalee   12.5 points

I commend all students on their behaviour, their determination and passion.

Chess Club has been going strong all year and will continue in 2020. We have a substantial wait list, so if your child wishes to join Chess Club, putting their name on the wait list now would be ideal. Students can also nominate to put their name on the wait list. You will have the option to accept or decline the position when one becomes  available. Students from all year levels are welcome.

Looking forward to Chess Club in 2020. Chess, the real think!