Students' participation was not that good, in fact the least number of participants in the history so far. I would worry as this was not a good sign. The number of chess players seemed to be decreasing each year despite the effort that had been put, such as by having Chess Clinic last year.
The committee members have now to think of ways on how to attract more people to play chess in school. But we will have to prepare for the upcoming MSSD tournament first.