Junior boys making the right moves
The 2019 Toowoomba District Secondary School Teams Chess Championship was held recently at Toowoomba Grammar School. Nineteen teams from ten Secondary schools competed. There were two divisions - Open and Junior (years 7- 10). Darling Downs Christian School Junior team was represented by Matthew Sippel, Elijah Rufino, Peter Sippel and Daniel Sippel (last minute reserve as one of the team members was sick). Matthew was appointed as the team captain and as a result faced the best player from each team.
DDCS played against various local schools on the day. The team finished with a score of 10.5. All team members had at least one win. Elijah won four of his games, one of which was against a competitor from a school with a long history in chess competitions.
The team was commended by other players for their improvement over the course of the Championship.