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Ruby Spratt, 10, and Harry Ough, 11, both from Mildura South Primary School, face off. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Ruby Spratt, 10, and Harry Ough, 11, both from Mildura South Primary School, face off. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

WITH many captured queens and threatened kings, students from across Sunraysia put on their game faces yesterday for the interschool chess tournament.

More than 140 students from 10 schools crammed into Trinity Lutheran College’s Sunset Hall to test their strategic thinking skills, all vying for a place at the national finals.

Chess Kids events manager Tim Broome travelled from Melbourne to oversee the day and said it was great to see a large turnout.

He said without realising it chess taught students a range of skills.

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