Macquarie University Schools Chess Championships 2012

Sunday, 16th September 2012

This teams tournament was held on Sunday 16th September. The host Macquarie University provided a fabulous venue with enough space for the 300+ children, and roped off areas where parents could watch the games (without coming too close!).

There were 82 team entries in the Primary Division and 21 team entries in the Secondary Division. Teams comprised of three players each, and some teams had a fourth player, so that the team rotated and all players had a fair amount of games. This meant that overall there were approximately 320 children playing (depending on exactly how many 4-player teams there were).

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 - 18
2nd Place: Summer Hill Public School A - 17.5
3rd Place: Strathfield North Public School A - 15 (3rd on tiebreak)
4th Place: Summer Hill Public School B - 15 (4th on tiebreak)
5th Place: Toongabbie Christian School A - 14.5 (5th on tiebreak)
6th Place: Pymble Public School A - 14.5 (6th on tiebreak - encouragement medals for the players were awarded)

1st Place: Marist College Eastwood A - 18
2nd Place: North Sydney Boys High School B - 14.5
3rd Place: North Sydney Boys High School A - 14
4th Place: Barker College A - 13.5
5th Place: Knox Grammar School B - 12.5 (5th on tiebreak)
6th Place: Abbotsleigh A - 12.5 (6th on tiebreak - encouragement medals for the players were awarded)

Sydney Academy of Chess would like to thank the host Macquarie University for providing the venue, and all of the organisers, arbiters, canteen helpers, teacher/parent drivers and everyone else who contributed to the success of this tournament!

Standings and crosstables for each division can be downloaded from the attached files below.

If you have caught the chess bug and are looking for more tournaments, then here are two more which you may be interested in:

Inner West Chess Challenge 11 - Tuesday 25th September

Willoughby Chess Challenge 2012 - Sunday 30th September

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