On Wednesday 20th of March, MCS Chess students, participated in the Sydney Academy of Chess competition, held at Amity College, Prestons, NSW. Parramatta Marist entered 23 students into the Secondary division of this competition, competition. The competition commenced at 9:30AM, and proceeded to 2:00PM. Over the course of the entire tournament, Parramatta Marist competed against 8 different schools. The skills which were encapsulated within the essence of the tournament involved the ability to adapt to changing situations, pattern recognition, the creation of tactics and strategies.