Four students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane on Friday to compete in the State Final of the Gardiner Interschool Chess competition after winning the Northern Region final held in Townsville. The event to be held at Brisbane State High School this Saturday and Sunday will see the team compete against 19 schools from around Queensland who were also regional final winners from 12 different parts of the state.
The Cathedral School Chess Coordinator, Mr Damian Lowrie said there were three stages of competition to the regional final held earlier in the year “Rounds one and two bring schools and students from all around their region to play against each other in an attempt to qualify to play in the ‘premier division’ in the final round of the regional stage of competition. The team that wins the final round of the regional competition is invited to participate at the State Finals in Brisbane.”
A group of 33 students from The Cathedral School will travel to Brisbane this weekend to compete in the State Final of the Tournament of the Minds competition after winning five categories in the North Queensland final held in Townsville last month. They will compete against regional final winners from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Capricornia and Far North Queensland regions.
Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a problem solving programme for teams of students. Students participating in TOM experience working in teams, effective problem-solving, thinking outside the square and the use of technology.