|CAWA School Chess League|
|1||Mount Lawley Primary School||2.5 | 2.5||3.0 | 2.5||2.5 | 2.0||15||1st *|
|2||Regent College Primary||1.5 | 1.5||1.0 | 1.5||3.0 | 1.5||10||3rd|
|3||Nedlands Primary School||1.5 | 1.0||2.5 | 3.0||4.0 | 3.0||15||2nd|
|4||Floreat Park Primary School||2.0 | 1.5||2.5 | 1.0||1.0 | 0.0||8||4th|
|1||Mater Dei College||0.5||0.0||1.0||1.5||4th|
|2||Corpus Christi College||3.5||1.5||2.0||7.0||3rd|
The 2018 School Chess League (SCL) finals were held on 21st July at Leeming Primary School.|
The Primary League division was run as a double round robin with 4 schools participating. This included 1st time entrants, Floreat Park Primary and Nedlands Primary with Regent College and Mount Lawley Primary the other 2 contestants. Mount Lawley and Nedlands were the front runners to winning the title. Both schools met in the final round and the competition was treated to a very exciting finish. Nedlands was leading the competition but a brave fightback from Mount Lawley saw both teams sitting on equal game points at the end. This forced a playoff between both teams and Mount Lawley emerged victorious, winning back to back titles. The Secondary League division was run as a single round robin with Mater Dei College, Aquinas College, Wesley College and Corpus Christi College participating. It was mainly a tight contest between Aquinas, Wesley and Corpus Christi and with a little luck either way, the results could have been different. In the end Wesley claimed their third straight SCL finals title with Aquinas half a point behind in second place.
Congratulations to Mount Lawley Primary and Wesley College who will be WA’s representatives at the 2018 Australian Schools’Teams Championships.
Overall, the day ran smoothly with a few disputes arising but were settled quickly. It was pleasing to see that the level of competition in junior chess had taken another step forward. I would like to thank all schools and players for their participation and especially thank George Carolin-Unkovich for his efforts in co-ordinating the Primary League. A big thank you as well to Leeming Primary School and Southern Suburbs Chess Club for providing the keys to venue.
Report by: Evan Yeung.