Over the weekend of 10 and 11 November, 16 Somerset students took part in two weekend events, the Junior Masters and the One Day Challenge. In a huge combined field of 108, our Somerset students did very well, winning six trophies.
In the Junior Masters, Kenny Ming finished in second place with 5.5/7, and Eason Wang was third with 5/7. Jennifer Yeung also performed well, scoring 4/7 and winning the best girl prize. Eason also won the prize for the overall Junior Masters Champion for 2018, having the highest combined score across the four terms.
Kona Baldock had an outstanding result, winning the One Day Challenge with 7.5/8. That’s seven wins and only one draw, no losses. An outstanding result that rewards all the hard work that he’s been putting into his chess this year. As part of winning the One Day Challenge, Kona has earned an automatic spot and free entry into the Junior Masters Term One next year.
Year 1 student Calen Tang had an excellent 5.5/8, 9th place and winning the trophy for first Rating Group A. When Calen and Kona played each other in round 7, they were leading the whole field of 75 with 5.5/6. Sasha Hanford scored 5/8 and earned 3rd Rating Group A.
One Day Challenge
• Gold Coast Blitz Ch and Gold Coast Transfer Ch (Sunday 25 November) – intermediate/ advanced
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• Summer Chess Camp (Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 December) – all levels
• GC Summer Rapid (Thursday 20 December) – all levels