The Royal Military College Saint-Jean participated in a Chess Tournament on the weekend of the 17th of January 2020. The Royal Military Colleges Foundation generously covered the admission costs for the officer cadets. Thanks to the RMC Foundation, we were able to hold a chess tournament on RMC Saint-Jean grounds, in the Le Saint-Maurice Mess.
Personally, I lost all my games due to my lack of experience in chess, but nonetheless it was a great experience and I would gladly do it again. OCdt Thibeault, one of our stronger chess players, did very well and won four consecutive games until he lost his last game finishing in second place. OCdt Thibeault won a prize of $350 for his efforts.
Many other members of the Chess Club, including OCdts Bourgault, Bergeron, and Hamid were all able to win games, but we would never have been successful as a team if we had not practiced our skills at chess every Wednesday and Thursday over lunch for the past few months.
We thank the RMC Foundation for giving us this opportunity and we hope to see many more tournaments like this at RMC Saint-Jean in the future. – Officer Cadet Caleb Richards
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