The game of Chess is over 1300 years old and is one of the most popular games in the world.
At St. Patrick's College, Chess is equally revered, seen not only as a fun pastime but as a great way for students to develop thinking skills, develop friendships, become a team member and represent their House or College.
The St. Patrick's Chess program provides all students with an opportunity to participate in competition against other students in a safe and social environment. The St. Patrick's Chess program begins with Chess Club, which operates out of the library. Senior Chess is held on a Monday afternoon with junior Chess being held on a Tuesday afternoon. It is an opportunity for all players of all ages and abilities to come along and enjoy a social game of Chess. Chess Club also provides an opportunity for those students wishing to learn Chess a chance to develop strategies and tactics.
Term 2 is the start of the inter-school AIC season. Students in Years 5-12 compete in Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions on Friday afternoons in a home and away style competition. St. Patrick's College has regularly placed in the top three of this competition.