A Year 10 student at Calrossy enjoyed a clean sweep of the competition at the recent Sydney Academy of Chess’ Interschool Chess Challenge for 2018. The competition held on Tuesday, March 13 at PLC Armidale attracted hundreds of entries from across the region keen to put their chess skills to the test.


It was a Year 10 Calrossy student who showed he was the best on the day in the ancient game of strategy and thinking. 14-year-old Mittun Sudhahar won all seven games he played on the day. He was the only player in the secondary division to achieve this in the seven round “Swiss” style tournament.


Calrossy took team of eight to the competition, with four other players; Eddie Hagley, Oscar Krug, Navida Geenanage and Robert Andren winning five of their seven games. The only girl flying the chess flag on the day, Jess Plowman in Year 7 won four of her games in a great first effort up against players of all ages.



Calrossy won the day based on the score of its top four players, with 22 points. Nearest school was TAS with 20 points and Inverell 19.5 points. We automatically qualify for the semifinals in Term 3 after today’s win.


Calrossy’s Chess Club manager, Catriona White, said “all players were enthusiastic even when their strategies weren’t rewarded with a win. They discussed and shared tactics and supported each other – wonderful team effort.”


Next tournament is at Calrossy on Tuesday 26th June so sure most schools will return for revenge! 


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