High School Teams Chess Finals
By Graeme Gardiner, Gardiner Chess
The Gold Coast High Schools Teams Chess Finals were held last week at Saint Stephen's College. The whole squad of 25 players put in their best performance of the year.
Dusan Stojic, Gardiner Chess
At the Gold Coast Secondary Inter-School Chess Term Three tournament, Somerset’s top team tied for first place but lost on a tie-break to King’s Christian College. Our second team placed an excellent fourth, also losing on a tie-break and our third team won silver in the Open A division.
Our outstanding performers in Premier were Ben Atia 6/7 points and Jack Luke-Paredi on 6/7 points. Lyana Chan scored 5.5/7, Kabilan Manuneedhi 5/7, Charlie Liu 5/7 and Byron Morris 5/7.
In Open A, Michael Dobroskok and Jennifer Yeung scored 5/7. Thomas Tayler won bronze with 5.5/7 in Open B.
Byron Morris, who moved from Hillcrest Christian College to Somerset at the start of Term Three, is representing Australia at the World Cadet (Under 12) Championship in Brazil. Byron is only in Year 7 and he is now the third highest rated player in the whole school.
The Gold Coast Bulletin did a story on Byron’s remarkable achievement, and you can read the article here. To follow Byron’s results at the tournament, click here. We wish Byron the best success in Brazil!« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »