Energized by a summer full of puzzles and international online matches, and coming off our own Welcome Back Chess party, the Q300 Chess Team descended upon Hunter on Sunday 9/22 for the first tournament of the season with 24(!) players in tow. The tournament was huge – 400 kids competing in 10 sections. We had some very notable performances:

– Reserve: Alexandra Ghile (grade 6) shared first place with a perfect 4-0.
– Primary: Gabriela Ghile (grade 3) and Elizabeth Li (grade 2) tied for 6th place with 3-1 scores.
– Unrated 2-3: Nathan Peled (grade 2) took second place with a 3-1 score.
– Unrated K-1: Landon Koh (grade 1) tied for 3rd place with a 3-1 result.

Congrats to the entire team – it was a very positive and energetic day for all! Special thanks to coaches Saudin, Ivan, and Chris for spending countless hours preparing, reviewing the kids’ games, helping parents, and even cleaning up.

Check out the final cross tables here.