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2018 CAWA School Chess League Primary – Final

  School 1 2 3 4 Total Place
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

* Mt Lawley Primary School won 3-1 after a playoff against Nedlands Primary School

2018 CAWA School Chess League Secondary – Final

  School 1 2 3 4 Total Place
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
3  Aquinas College 4.0 2.5 1.0 7.5 2nd
4  Wesley College 3.0 2.0 3.0 8.0 1st

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.