WA Chess Association: Chidlow chess set has new champs,

All the right moves: Coach Ross Webster (far right) with victorious Chidlow team members Joseph Skews, Thomas Dadd, Eva Perrella, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Curtis Hardwick, Seth Lambert, Dylan Williams and Declan Pilkington. Picture: David Baylis           d442590
All the right moves: Coach Ross Webster (far right) with victorious Chidlow team members Joseph Skews, Thomas Dadd, Eva Perrella, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Curtis Hardwick, Seth Lambert, Dylan Williams and Declan Pilkington. Picture: David Baylis         d442590

CHAMPION movers from Childlow Primary School outmanoeuvred their competitors in a recent state chess challenge.

The four players attended the WA Chess Association Primary School Chess competition.

Christiaan Bezuidenhout scooped the champion’s title, with Eva Perrella in third, Curtis Hardwick in fourth and Seth Lambert in fifth places.

Chidlow Chess Club coach Ross Webster was delighted with their performance.

Parent Christo Bezuidenhout helped organise the team and took the children to the event.

“For a small public primary school to win against large private schools like Trinity College is a great achievement and credit to these students and our school,” Mr Bezuidenhout said.

Hot on the heels of success, eight students from the Chidlow Chess Club recently travelled to John XXIII College to compete in the Hayden Barber Memorial Chess Tournament.

Mr Webster said the youngsters represented their school well and competed with skill and determination.“We had two teams competing and came first in Division A and second in Division D – what an amazing achievement,” Mr Webster said.

The key players were Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Curtis Hardwick, Eva Perrella, Seth Lambert, Thomas Dadd, Declan Pilkington, Dylan Williams and Joseph Skews.