This was a record breaking year for the NSW Interschool Girls' Teams Chess Challenge - 80 teams participated, up 12 from our previous record of 68 teams!
Even with so many extra teams, the girls conducted themselves admirably, meaning that the tournament ran smoothly and on time, without any major disputes. And although there was some serious competitive chess being played, good sportsmanship and a friendly atmosphere were noticeable - and especially appreciated by the less experienced players.
The winning schools were:
Open Division (Years 7-12):
1st - Abbotsleigh Senior School - 15/15
2nd - North Sydney Girls' High School - 11/15
3rd - St George Girls' High School - 10/15
=3rd - Sydney Girls' High School - 10/15 (missed out on tiebreak)
=3rd - Ascham Senior School = 10/15 (missed out on tiebreak)
Junior Division (Years 7-8):
1st - Abbotsleigh Senior School - 14/15
2nd - North Sydney Girls' High School - 10/15
3rd - Sydney Girls' High School - 9.5/11
Primary Division (Years K-6):
1st - Summer Hill Public School - 11.5/15
2nd - Strathfield South Public School - 10.5/15
3rd - Mona Vale Public School - 10/15
Rookies Division (Years K-4):
1st - MLC Junior School - 12/15
2nd - Lindfield Public School - 12/15
3rd - Danebank Anglican School for Girls - 10/15
Congratulations to all the winners, and well done to all the other teams who participated!