During the holidays, Mathew O’Shea from Year 2 competed in the QLD Junior under 8 State Titles on the Gold Coast.
Matthew qualified for this event by winning the Sunshine Coast Regional title in the under 8 division.
The standard at the Queensland titles was very high. Matthew placed 21st (of 30) in a tough field which included a number of opponents who had significant competition experience at this level, and competitions in the open divisions.
Matthew put in a commendable effort and has the distinction of being the first student from GCC to reach this level of competition in his first year as a competitive chess player.