Primary - Chess

Marist College Ashgrove competes in the AIC chess competition during Term 2.

For those boys who believe that a battle of the brain is more appealing that a battle of the brawn, chess is the Autumn term sporting alternative.

What are the benefits?

Often regarded as the contest for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in one’s body: the brain. Not only will chess improve one’s memory, focus, self-discipline, problem solving and reasoning, it will also enable players to interact with other like-minded strategists.

Who can participate?

This competition involves seven (7) teams: Two (2) from the Primary school and five (5) from the Senior school.

When is it held?

Marist College Ashgrove competes in the AIC chess competition on Friday afternoons during Term 2. The chess teams train once (1) a week during Terms 1 and 2.

Uniform requirements

Boys who represent the College at chess wear their school uniform.

Who are our coaches?

A team of dedicated external and internal coaches facilitate the teaching and development of the teams. For more information, please contact our Chess coordinator: Brett Carroll at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.