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Week 9,
Term One, 2016

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Round one of the Gold Coast Primary Schools South Region Teams Chess was held at William Duncan State School on Wednesday. Our top team were convincing winners ahead of Hillcrest Christian College and King's Christian College in the Premier Division.

Hikaru Oka and Oliver Yang were outstanding with perfect scores, and were well supported by Jason Li and Jennifer Yeung. In the same division our number two team came fourth, with Itsuki Oka and Michael Dobroskok well supported by Eason Wang and Joshua Yuan. Melody Yang was the standout performer in the number three team which finished 7th.

Full results of all grades are available here. In B Grade Yuvi Chauhan, with 6/7, led his team of Joshua Pieri, Darby Ross and Jack Walker to second place. Best performer in C Grade was Edward Zhang and in D Grade, Hugh Cromac.

One way parents can assess good results in inter-school chess is that students scoring 4.5/7 or better receive merit ribbons. In the case of students who have a Queensland Junior Rating, the ratings report gives a plus or minus assessment of his or her performance in relation to their current rating. On this criteria, our best performers last Wednesday were Nikita Rubis +27, Melody Yang +15 and Yuvi Chauhan +14.

We are now looking forward to the Doeberl Cup being held at the Australian National University in Canberra over the Easter long weekend. At least 14 Somerset College students have already entered. Most of Australia’s top players will be competing in the elite event, and it is good for our students to rub shoulders with the stars of Australian chess.

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