Gold Coast Secondary Inter-School

The Gold Coast Secondary Inter-School Chess tournament had a record 297 entrants for local high school teams playing in five different divisions. Somerset sent a large contingent to the event, although we were missing our whole top team due to assessment clashes.

Somerset nonetheless qualified two teams to the Premier Division next two, from where the chance to qualify for the State Finals will occur.

On the day, our best individual performers were Malcolm Chan who scored 5/7 in A Grade and Jackson Yeung who scored 6/7 in B Grade (second place).

For teams, our Somerset 3 team of Malcolm Chan, Roger Hua, Bobby Long and Ethan Huang finished = second.

Gold Coast Primary Inter-School Results

The Primary Inter-School event saw 287 players take part, with Somerset sending several players.

In the A grade, Somerset 1 (Alessandro Martinese, Harrison Qu, Paul Sang Yum and Sanaaya Mapabandara) finished in second place.
In the B grade, Alisa Lai finished in first place with 6/7. Taya Liu finished sixth with 5/7 including the last game of the tournament in a big comeback win.

In the C grade, Sam Gilshenan and William Lai finished = second with 6/7, Somerset 10 (Sam Gilshenan, Oscar Riddle, Evan Li, Liam Hunt) were second, whilst Somerset 8 (William Lai, Amelia Shum, Isabella Jennings, Ada Yang) finished third.

In D grade, Samuel Dawson, Tiao Thou, Dylan Kingston all scored 5/7, whilst Somerset 15 (Tias Thou, Edmund Lee, Harrison Cordner, Ava Barry) finished third.

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