Wyndham City Libraries recently held a successful Junior Chess Tournament on 19 January at the Point Cook Library. This exciting event featured 31 participants aged 8 to 13, displaying their impressive chess skills and techniques.
Cr Jasmine Hill, the Learning City portfolio holder, said, “It was a pleasure to observe the participants as they challenged each other and further developed their moves.” After much competition, 11 year–old Manor Lakes local Agasthya was declared the Junior Chess Champion, having been playing chess since the age of five. 10 year–olds Ilyas and Shrevin were the runners up.
Cr Hill was delighted to be able to host the tournament for the first time since 2019, and young people will have another opportunity to compete in the Teen Chess Simul later in the year.
Wyndham City Council is dedicated to providing learning experiences for the youth of the community, and the Junior Chess tournament is an excellent example of this.
If you‘re interested in chess, Point Cook Library runs All Ages Chess during the school term on Tuesdays from 4 to 5pm for both novices and experienced players alike. You can come along and play a game with your friends or family, and meet other chess aficionados. Chess Club Volunteers are available to teach the basics, offer strategies and referee games. For more details, visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/libraries.