Students Georgia Connolly, Renata Fanthome, Alessandra Pastore and Angelina Rodos recently represented Siena College by participating in the Secondary Girls Chess Tournament at Presbyterian Ladies’ College. Eight secondary schools competed in this tournament, which was open to students from Year 7 to Year 12 under the direction of Leonid Sandler, International Chess Master.
Each student played seven games with a time control of fifteen minutes for each player. Georgia, Renata, Alessandra and Angelina each had a few wins. Round 4 was especially exciting with all four Siena students winning their games!
The Siena students were able to use strategies that they had learnt at lunchtime Chess, which runs every Tuesday and includes coaching by our tutor from Dark Horse Chess, Denise. We look forward to attending another tournament this year and we hope that more students join the team! Well done to Georgia, Renata, Alessandra and Angelina!