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Week 2, Term Two, 2018

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Amidst all the Commonwealth Games excitement, some of our Somerset Chess players have been busy playing Chess tournaments. Included here is tournament results from around Australia and the world.

Junior Masters

Near the end of Term One, the traditional Junior Masters were held in the Hinterland Hotel, Nerang. The winner was Eason Wang with 5.5/6. Oliver Yang was second (on countback) with 5, and Raff Atia was equal second (also 5 points).

Results from Junior Masters.

One Day Challenge

In the One Day Challenge (always held on the same weekend as the Junior Masters), the winner was also from Somerset, Aditya Naik (7/8). Ken Wu won second place for the unrated group (4.5 points) and Advait Naik, younger brother of Aditya was third place unrated (4 points).

Results from the One Day Challenge.

Doeberl Cup

Over the Easter long weekend, Gardiner Chess took a group of children to Canberra for the Doeber Cup, one of Australia’s most prestigious and popular annual Chess tournaments. There are four sections (divided by rating), totalling over 200 players: Premier, Major, Minor and U/1200.

The Premier section featured six Grandmasters (the highest title in chess), and many international players. Our Somerset Spartans played very well! Congratulations to all the students on doing a superb job of representing Somerset and Queensland.

Byron Morris held his own in a very competitive field in the Major, finishing on 3/7. Oliver Yang was the star of the tournament, finishing on 6/7 and winning the Minor section. Other Somerset players in the Minor: Ben Atia 4.5, Eason Wang 4.5, Jason Li 4/7, Lyanna Chan, Jennifer Yeung, Charlie Liu, Anson Qu, Raff Atia, Melody Yang, Mayuri Yamaguchi and Sophia Ahern.

Results from Doeberl Cup.

Bangkok Open

Brothers Ben Atia and Raff Atia competed in the Bangkok Open, one of the strongest tournaments in the Asia-Oceania region. The field included players from all over the world, and 12 Grandmasters. Ben did very well, scoring 4/7 and a performance rating of 1691.


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Gold Coast Junior Championships Under 10 - Under 18 (28-29 April)
Gold Coast Junior Championships Under 8 (29 April)
Gold Coast Secondary Inter-School Term Two (Wednesday 23 May)
Gold Coast Primary South Inter-School Term Two (Wednesday 13 June)

This term, lunch club for Years 3 to 12 is open every day in Toohey 2.6 (above the KIP). Lunch club for Years 1 to 2 is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Year 1 classrooms. You don’t need to be signed up, and all levels are welcome.

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