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Inter-House Chess

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Week 10, Term Three, 2018

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The Junior School Inter-House Competition was held last Friday after school, and each of the five Houses fielded six players in their head-to-head clashes. Laver won the Championship for the second year running, in an evening that was once again great fun to be a part of.

Inter-House Chess brings out an interesting dynamic where Somerset students, used to playing side-by-side against teams from other schools, have to do battle against each other. In the end, the Laver team – Eason Wang, Kenny Ming, Raphael Atia, Aadi Rai, Jack Walker, James Hartley and Liam Hartley – won by a comfortable margin, defeating other teams in all matches. Second was Franklin and third place went to Andrews. Final team scores (two points for a win and 1 for a tie):

Place - House - Points
1st - Laver - 8
2nd - Franklin - 5
3rd - Andrews - 4
4th - Veivers - 3
5th - Starkey - 0

Best performers for each board (winning house excluded) were as follows:
Board 1 - Michael Rossiter, Anson Qu and Melody Yang
Board 2 - Sophia Ahern and Kona Baldock
Board 3 - Sasha Hanford
Board 4 - James Kirk
Board 5 - Tamar Chester-Haviv
Board 6 - Elijah Hadikusumo

Junior Masters and One Day Challenge

The Junior Masters was held last weekend and the One Day Challenge was held on Sunday, with a total 14 Somerset students participating. Notable results in the Junior Masters: Eason Wang and Jason Li with 4.5/7 and equal sixth place. Top performers in the One Day Challenge: Calen Tang (6/9 and = seventh place), Advait Naik (5.5/9), Aadi Rai (5/9), Bobby Long (5/9) and Tamar Chester-Haviv (5/9).

Upcoming chess events:

Nell Van de Graff Classic 22 to 23 September at Hinterland Hotel, Nerang
Holiday Chess Program Monday 24 to Monday 26 September
Broadbeach Mall tournament on Wednesday 3 October
• State Finals on 20 to 21 October at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace
• Gold Coast Individual Age Championships on Wednesday 31 October at Emmanuel College

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