Year 7 Student Takes on World in Chess
Congratulations to Year 7 student Lillian Lu who recently represented Australian in the 2016 Bangkok Chess Championships.
Lillian finished second in the Under 18 open category and fourth in the Women’s category. A wonderful display of skill and expertise by Lillian who is only 12 years of age. Lillian explains that although she was nervous competing against people significantly older than her she was proud of her efforts, “during the tournament I was having a lot of different emotions, I was a little nervous too but overall I felt pretty calm because I have been playing Chess for as long as I can remember,” says Lillian.
Having played Chess since she was five years old, Lillian said she discovered the sport but chance whilst shopping with her mother.
“When I was five, horses were my favourite animal. One day I passed through a shop selling a chessboard which pieces reminded me of beautiful horses, so I begged my mum to teach me to play. From that day on I have attended various tournaments with steady improvement and success. I love Chess because it is a great comfort and provides me with peace. Chess means a great deal to me.“