St Gregory’s has an active chess club that has been running for over 10 years. It meets after school on Fridays in Term One, finishing at 4.30pm. From the members of the club, teams are selected to compete in the Metropolitan Sydney Chess Competition, which starts in Term Two and runs into the following Term.
There are three levels for teams: Junior (Years 7 & 8), Intermediate (Years 9 & 10) and Senior (Years 11 & 12). This provides opportunities to boys of all levels and abilities. If a team is successful in the first section of the competition, which is for the south-west Sydney area, they go into the finals, playing winning schools from the other metropolitan areas.St Gregory has won or been runner up on several occasions in the south-west area competition.
Obviously the club is also for anyone who enjoys chess, not only for those who wish to compete in the competition. All are welcome to come, play and enjoy.