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Allan Menham
01-06-2010, 07:49 PM
Wide Bay North School Team Chess Championships held on 1 June at Shalom College Bundaberg

It was a great chess day for 79 children who competed in the second round of the Wide Bay North School Team Chess Championships held on 1 June.

Competition was fierce with many of the top school chess players in the district in attendance. There were also some children competing who had never played in a tournament before.

In the Secondary Open Division, Bundaberg Christian College 1 gained first place, with a margin of 12.5 points, followed by Shalom College 1 in second place and Shalom College 3 in third place. Top players for the day in this Division were David Nelson BCC 1st, Aishwarya Preshy BCC 2nd, Anish Preshy BCC 3rd and Wesley Stone BCC 4th. These four players were also in the winning team.

In the Primary Premier Division, St Patricks 1 gained first place over their old rivals Norville 1 by one point. At the end of the fourth round, both teams were even but in round five, St Patricks 1 gained 2.5 points compared to Norville 1 score of 1.5 points.:clap:
St Patricks 2 team gained third place and Bundaberg North gained fourth place. Top players for the day in this division were Andrew Olley (St Patricks) and Kieran Wallwork (St Patricks) both with five games, closely followed by Timothy Harris (St Patricks) and Brialey Hohn (Norville) with four and a half games each.

In the Primary Open Division, three teams from Norville gained first, second and third places. Top players in this division were Cooper Marriott (Norville) 1st with 6.5 points, closely followed by four Norville players, namely, Zennin Latimer-Cornwell, Noah Forbes, Riley Martin, and Fletcher Naumann, with six points each.

All players are keenly looking forward to round three to be held in August, where the top Secondary School team and the top Primary School team will be elegible to compete in the State School Chess Championships in Brisbane in October.

Bundaberg Chess Club Secretary Allan Menham said the standard of chess in the district just continues to improve, due to the many school chess clubs in the area. This is great to see.