Spring Competition

The Spring Junior Chess Competition was held on the 22nd September at Mount Lawley Primary School and attracted of field of 73 participants. The under 10 division was composed of 41 players, the under 13 division had 26 players and the under 18 division attracted 6 players. Having an insufficient number of players to run a full 7 round event, the under 18s were merged with the under 13s.

The under 10 division was won by Anthony Nguyen with a perfect score of 7/7. There was a 2-way tie for second place between Daniel Levin and Yonal De Vas, both scoring 5.5/7. After countback was taken into consideration, Daniel was awarded the second place trophy with Yonal receiving third.

Jamie Laubbacher won the combined under 13/18 Division with a score of 6.5/7 and was awarded the first place under 18 trophy. Christopher Manasseh was awarded the second under 18 trophy after achieving outright second with a score of 6/7. There was a 3-way tie for third between Alex Pimenov, Harry Geronimo and Alistair Berry. Alex was awarded first under 13, Harry second under 13 and Alistair received the third place under 18 prize. Pranav Borude was outright 6th overall with a score of 4.5/7 and was awarded the 3rd place under 13 trophy.

List of prize winners:

Under 18:

1st Jamie Laubbacher – First place trophy.

2nd Christopher Manasseh – Second place trophy.

3rd Alistair Berry – Third place trophy.

Countback Award Jacob Gibson – Merit trophy

Under 13:

=1st Alex Pimenov – First place trophy.

=1st Harry Geronimo – Second place trophy.

3rd Pranav Borude – Third place trophy.

Countback Award Iker Hernandez – Merit trophy

=Top Girl Anoushka Gupta – Merit trophy.

=Top Girl Sydney Gilbert – Merit trophy.

3rdGirl Ariella Schwarz – Medal

Medals were also awarded to: Aarnav Gupta and Minh Nguyen.

Under 10:

1st Anthony Nguyen – First place trophy.

=2nd Daniel Levin – Second place trophy.

=2nd Yonal De Vas – Third place trophy.

=4th Raphael Resnick – Merit Trophy

=4th Edward Young – Merit Trophy

=4th Nathan Arav – Merit Trophy

=4th Ezra Levine – Merit Trophy

=4th Elliot Ferguson – Merit Trophy

Top Girl Paula Gruber – Merit Trophy

2ndGirl Olivia Hou – Medal

=3rdGirl Kobe Wu – Medal

=3rdGirl Naomi Levin – Medal

=3rdGirl Sarang Puddey – Medal

=3rdGirl Bianca Sader – Medal

Medals were also awarded to: Finian Jordan, Maxwell Castalanelli, Jeremiah Ng, Jin The, Tian Teh, Oz Caro, Lincoln Balaratnasingam and Senudi De Vas.

A big thank you should go to all the many generous parents and players who helped both set up everything at the start of the event and helped pack away everything at the conclusion.

Full tournament results can be accessed at: