Today Selwyn House School hosted the annual Christchurch Girls’ Chess Competition.
The Selwyn House Year 8 team won all of their games and came 1st, winning the Young Chess Masters School Girls’ Years 7 and 8 trophy. Our Year 1 to 6 A team came 2nd in their division and also walked out with a trophy.
Our Year 7 and 8 team (of Year 8s) consisted of Sarah Be (captain), Sarah Br, Mackenzie and Ella (all from 8C!).
|Happy after a fabulous day of chess|
We were up against many different teams, some very challenging and some inexperienced.
Among them were: Cathedral Grammar, Linwood Intermediate, Halswell and others.
Mackenzie says, “IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Ella says, “The competition was both very serious and very comical. We met heaps of new people and all had a good laugh. I’m really sad we are leaving at the end of this year and will not be able to represent Selwyn House anymore. We are all splitting up into different high schools but are all planning to participate in chess competitions next year.”
Sarah Br says, “ I really enjoyed the competition. I’m really happy that we won 1st place and a trophy. It was awesome that we got to meet new people and become better at chess and wiser. I’m sad that it’s over and next year I won’t be able to represent Selwyn House. I learnt that when you actually are stuffed to concentrate so you can win and not fall asleep. But apart from that.........IT WAS AWESOMELY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Overall we truly enjoyed the competition, meeting new people and fooling around with chess pieces when the games were over.
|Silence in the Atrium - great chess brains are thinking|
Written by Sarah Be, with the aid of Sarah Br, Mackenzie and Ella, on Mackenzie’s laptop.