The King’s Game — or chess, as we call it, is a fun way to use your logical and critical thinking skills and
also provides opportunities to represent Xavier High School competitively.
The Xavier High School chess club has been running for years, and meets regularly on Mondays at lunch time (check school notices for current rooming).
Students have the opportunity to learn from each other, play against teachers, and complete practice drills to
build their skills. All are welcome, from complete beginners to players with state rankings. It is a friendly and
relaxed atmosphere, but there is plenty of competitive spirit.
Each year, Xavier participates in multiple tournaments organised by external bodies. The NSW Junior Chess League (
https://www.nswjcl.org.au/) runs a state-wide knock-out
competition, in which Xavier has achieved very highly in prior years - taking out third place in 2017, being the
highest placed school from Albury — and second place in 2006.
An Albury-Wodonga interschool tournament takes place in August at Grace Christian College in Wodonga — Xavier
High School placed third last year. In November, another tournament is held at Charles Sturt University, and once
again the chess team from Xavier is a regular participant.