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  Two-hundred-and-ninety students from 13 Catholic schools across Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent participated in a chess tournament that has a long tradition in Sarnia.

  "It was a great day," says St. Matthew Catholic School FSL teacher and tournament organizer Chris Vaillant.  "This event has been running in our Sarnia Catholic schools since the mid-90s.  It's something the students and staff look forward to every year."

  The students competed in six rounds of chess for trophies in age groups that ranged from Grade 1 to 8.

  "Not only is it a lot of fun, but chess also provides great opportunities for learning," says Mr. Vaillant.  "It touches a number of subject areas, including math and helps students to develop skills in critical thinking."

  Participating schools this year, in addition to the host school St. Matthew, were:  Christ The King, Wallaceburg; Gregory A. Hogan, Sarnia; Holy Rosary, Wyoming, Holy Trinity, Sarnia; St. Anne, Sarnia; Sacred Heart, Sarnia; St. John Fisher, Forest; St. Joseph, Corunna; St. Michael, Bright's Grove; Monsignor Uyen, Chatham; St. Peter Canisius, Watford; and St. Philip, Petrolia.

Mar 07, 2018


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