Macquarie University once again hosted an extremely successful tournament held in the large open hall in Building E7B. The tournament was again a fundraiser for the NSWJCL Special Projects Fund to assist to representative Junior players, and was held in 2 divisions - Primary and Secondary. This year the numbers were more evenly split - 67 teams (of 3 players) in the Primary Division and 43 teams in the Secondary Division, making a total of approximately 340 players overall (some teams had 4 players including a reserve). The University Chess Challenge 2013 was also held at the same time, with 19 players, at the back of the hall.
There is an enormous amount of organisation and effort involved in planning and arranging all the equipment and entries so on behalf of Sydney Academy of Chess, I would like to thank Macquarie University for providing the fantastic venue, Edwin Nelson (President of the Macquarie University Chess Club) for liaising with the University staff and organising many of the practical aspects of the running of the event. Also thanks to the many arbiters, parent scorers and canteen helpers on the day, and finally to all of the players and parent drivers for making the tournament a big success.
The top 5 scoring teams from each division earned trophies for their schools and individual medals for the players. The winning teams will also have their team names engraved on the Perpetual Trophies in each division. The points listed beside the team names below are the team scores (out of a maximum 21 points).
1st Place: The King's Preparatory School A - 20
2nd Place: St Ives North Public School A - 17.5
3rd Place: Waitara Public School A - 14.5
4th Place: Strathfield North Public School A - 14 (4th on tiebreak)
5th Place: North Rocks Public School A - 14 (5th on tiebreak)
1st Place: St George Girls High School A - 18
2nd Place: James Ruse Agricultural High School A - 17.5
3rd Place: Chatswood High School A - 14.5
4th Place: Newington College A - 14 (4th on tiebreak)
5th Place: Sydney Boys High School B - 14 (5th on tiebreak)
Full results can be downloaded below including standings and crosstables.
For those keen players who are looking for more tournament action, our next major individual competition will be held in the April school holidays - the Inner West Chess Challenge 12 on Tuesday 16th April.