Chess helps human being to practice different methods of thinking. It also produces an improvement in our children’s school achievements.
IT Department organized the 2nd Chess Tournament between November 14 and November 25. Different from preceding tournaments this year, we used chess clock for the games. Students practiced an exciting phase of thier chess experience with chess clock.
The tournament started with an amazing event. We invited one of the best chess players in PNG, president of the chess federation, Mr. Stuart Fancy to play chess with some of the students and demonstrate how to use chess clock. He played with five students at a time. Games were exciting. Spectators had a great fun!
There were sixteen participants from different grades. Winner of the tournament was decided after the knockout stages. The grand finalists were Ruth Lavette from grade 7 and Joel Rawort from grade 8 and the champion of 2011 was Mr. Rawort.
Chess could be one of the missing components for PNG to improve thinking skills for educating its young people. Playing chess teaches a new way of solving the problems. In fact, it is not unreasonable to imagine chess as an important part of the schools.
“Chess is everything: art, science, and sport.”
Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov