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Chess: The Gentleman’s Sport

From Kyte Gawman, Assistant Head of Science

By Ethan Vella, Chess Coordinator

Chess has just been introduced into Waverley College as one of many new choices for Winter co-curricular activities.

As the hottest up and coming sport at the College, we are looking for students in all years who are interested in testing themselves mentally to join the team.

While you may think that Chess is just for academically minded people, Chess is a sport that does not exclude anyone from joining. The current team is home to not only some of the brightest students in the school but also to some of the best sports players, with students who play for 1st’s Basketball and 1st’s Water Polo also belonging to the team. Consisting of a Friday night game instead of Saturday, Chess is also perfect for those who wish to use their Saturdays for other purposes.

These exhilarating Friday night games are played against not only CAS schools, but school from all over such as Randwick boys, Ascham and Sydney Grammar, making it a much more diverse competition than that of other co-curricular activities. What if you are a beginner or haven’t played Chess much? Don’t worry. As a member of the Chess team, you will also have access to great external coaches, teaching you new and advanced tactics, manoeuvres and moves for the board. So if you come to training with an open mind and an eagerness to play you’ll be a Chess Grandmaster in no time.

If interested in joining the Chess team this season or in the future please inquire with Mr Gawman or Mr O’Donnell or come down to our Tuesday and Wednesday morning training to witness the magic in person.