Intro to Chess Club
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 number of years and meets weekly at lunchtime (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.