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2020 SCL North Zone

2020 SCL North Zone


The School Chess League North Zone Competition was held on the 16th August at North Woodvale Primary School. The event attracted 45 players representing 16 different schools.

The competition was convincingly won by Aarnav Gupta with a perfect score of 7/7, who took the primary school division first place trophy. There was a tie for second place between Daniel Levin and Anthony Nguyen, both scoring 6/7. After the players' countbacks were factored in, Daniel was awarded the second place trophy, with Anthony receiving the trophy for third.

The winning Primary school was Carmel Primary School, finishing 2 and half points ahead of second placed Rosalie Primary School. Both these schools have qualified for the SCL Finals later this year. Victoria Park Primary School and Christ Church Grammar School tied for third place, with Saint Paul's Primary School and Nedlands Primary School coming fifth and sixth place respectively.

The only school to enter the Secondary division was Perth Modern School. Anoushka Gupta was the highest placed secondary student, only half a point ahead of Rayan Jape. They received the first place and second place trophies for the Secondary school division. This result also means that Perth Modern School has also qualified for the SCL finals later this year.

List of prize winners:

 1st Primary: Aarnav Gupta - First place trophy.

=2nd Primary: Daniel Levin - Second place trophy.

=2nd Primary: Anthony Nguyen - Third place trophy.

 1st Secondary: Anoushka Gupta - First place trophy.

 2nd Secondary: Rayan Jape - Second place trophy.

 Gold medals: Anoushka Gupta, Rayan Jape, Daniel Levin, Aaron Levine, Kovi Leib, Raphael Resnick, Asher Leib, Ezra Levine

 Silver Medals: Oz Caro, Paula Gruber, Jeremiah Ng, Kobe Wu, Baxter Shiner, Aarnav Gupta, Anthony Nguyen, Jayden Arav

 Bronze Medals: Callan Arav, Nathan Arav, Finian Jordan, Emily Zhang, Jack Ryder, James Sommerfield, Niranjan Menon, Daren Vinod

Full tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-wa-scl-north-zone/pairings

Up-to-date School Leaderboards can be viewed at: https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/leaderboards

A very special thank you should go to:

North Woodvale Primary School for hosting the event. Shai Levin, who did an extraordinary job throughout the day, both setting up the playing hall, operating the computer, arbitrating disputes and many other countless different tasks. Alan Wolstencroft for all the time he put in cleaning up the playing hall after the event concluded. And also a big thank you to all the many generous parents and players who helped set up at the start and pack away everything at the conclusion of the event.




2020 SCL Central Zone

2020 SCL Central Zone 2020 SCL Central Zone
2020 SCL Central Zone 2020 SCL Central Zone
2020 SCL Central Zone 2020 SCL Central Zone
2020 SCL Central Zone 2020 SCL Central Zone

The School Chess League Central Zone Competition was held on the 30th August at Carmel Primary School. The event attracted 52 players representing 18 different schools. As there were very few Secondary School students participating, the Primary and Secondary divisions were combined.

The competition was convincingly won by Eu Jin Khaw with a score of 6.5/7, who took the primary school division first place trophy. There was a tie for second place between Anthony Nguyen and Chas Underwood, both scoring 6/7. Anthony was awarded the Primary School second place trophy, with Chas receiving the Secondary School first place trophy. Eight players tied for fourth place with a score of 5/7: Shannon Koh, Aaron Levine, Daniel Levin, Ezra Levine, Heidi Gstaettner, Emily Zhang, Jayden Arav and Kovi Leib. Shannon was awarded the Secondary Schools second place trophy, Aaron was awarded the Primary School third place trophy, and Heidi was awarded the Secondary School third place trophy.

The winning Primary school was Carmel Primary School, finishing 4 points ahead of second placed Rosalie Primary School. Saint Paul's Primary School finished third place, only half a point ahead Nedlands Primary School who came fourth. Perth Modern School was awarded first place in the Secondary division ahead of second placed Wesley College.

List of prize winners:

1st Primary: Eu Jin Khaw - First place trophy.

2nd Primary: Anthony Nguyen - Second place trophy.

3rd Primary: Aaron Levine - Third place trophy.

1st Secondary: Chas Underwood - First place trophy.

2nd Secondary: Shannon Koh - Second place trophy.

3rd Secondary: Heidi Gstaettner - Third place trophy.

Gold medals: Aaron Levine, Daniel Levin, Ezra Levine, Kovi Leib, Chas Underwood, Heidi Gstaettner, Anoushka Gupta, Alexander Mills.

Silver Medals: Jeremiah Ng, Kobe Wu, Oliver Tran, Benjamin Tran, Paula Gruber, Oscar Shiner, Baxter Shiner, Shannon Koh.

Bronze Medals: Darcy Jordan, Finian Jordan, Maxwell Castalanelli, Artem Akselrod, Sana Khosraviani, Emily Zhang, Jayden Arav, Eu Ming Khaw.

Full tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-wa-scl-central-zone/pairings

Up-to-date School Leaderboards can be viewed at: https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/leaderboards

A very special thank you should go to:

Carmel Primary School for hosting the event. The Tran family for their help preparing the playing hall early in the morning. Shai Levin for doing a fantastic job throughout the day operating the computer, arbitrating disputes, and many other countless different tasks. Alan Wolstencroft for his help with both the prize giving and cleaning up after the event concluded. And lastly, a big thank you to all the many generous parents and players who helped set up at the start and pack away everything at the conclusion of the event.




2020 SCL West Zone

2020 SCL West Zone 2020 SCL West Zone

The School Chess League West Zone Competition was held on the 27th September at Nedlands Primary School. The event attracted 58 players representing 17 different schools.

The Primary School division saw a tie for first place between Aarnav Gupta and Issa Majidi, both scoring 6.5/7. After a blitz playoff match between the two, Issa was awarded the primary school division first place trophy with Aarnav receiving the second place trophy. There was a tie for third place between Emily Zhang and Anthony Nguyen, both scoring 5.5/7. After countback was taken into consideration, Emily was awarded the Primary School third place trophy.

The winning Primary school was Nedlands Primary School, finishing 3 points ahead of second placed Rosalie Primary School. Christ Church Grammar School finished third place, only half a point ahead Victoria Park Primary School who came fourth.

The Secondary School division was won by Alex Pimenov with a perfect score of 7/7. Shannon Koh came second with 5/7, with Anoushka Gupta gaining third on 4.5/7.

The Secondary School division saw Perth Modern School win in a landslide victory ahead of their rivals. Methodist Ladies’ College finished in second place, 2 points ahead of third placed Wesley College.

List of prize winners:

1st Primary: Issa Najidi - First place trophy.

2nd Primary: Aarnav Gupta - Second place trophy.

3rd Primary: Emily Zhang - Third place trophy.

1st Secondary: Alex Pimenov - First place trophy.

2nd Secondary: Shannon Koh - Second place trophy.

3rd Secondary: Anoushka Gupta - Third place trophy.

Gold medals: Issa Majidi, Emily Zhang, Nizam Majidi, Aidan Khew, Alex Pimenov, Anoushka Gupta, Ram Soni, Rayan Jape.

Silver Medals: Oliver Tran, Paula Gruber, Kobe Wu, Jeremiah Ng, Starcya Khew, Teresa Elizabeth Chacko, Ruhi Bhandari, Priyanka Muthukattu.

Bronze Medals: Jayden Arav, Nathan Arav, Callan Arav, Rohan Shetty, Shannon Koh, Nicholas Ng, Anthony Nguyen, Timothy Kaempf.

Full tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-wa-scl-west-zone/pairings

Up-to-date School Leaderboards can be viewed at: https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/leaderboards

A very special thank you should go to:

Nedlands Primary School for hosting the event. John Pimenov for doing a fantastic job throughout the day operating the computer, arbitrating disputes, and many other countless different tasks. Alan Wolstencroft for his help with both the prize giving and cleaning up after the event concluded. The Nedlands Primary School parents who operated the canteen. And lastly, a big thank you to all the many generous parents and players who helped set up at the start and pack away everything at the conclusion of the event.




2020 SCL South Zone

2020 SCL South Zone 2020 SCL South Zone

The School Chess League South Zone Competition was held on Sunday 25th October at Corpus Christi College. The event attracted 44 players representing 13 different schools.

The Primary School division was convincingly won by Oscar Gao with a perfect score of 7/7, who took the Primary School division first place trophy. Aarnav Gupta took the second place trophy with a score of 6/7, while Eu Jin Khaw was awarded the third place trophy with a score of 5.5/7.

The winning Primary school was Oberthur Primary School, finishing 3 points ahead of second placed Rosalie Primary School. This result qualifies Oberthur Primary School for the SCL Finals, which are being held at Perth Modern School on 9th November. Coming in third place, only half a point behind Rosalie, was Nedlands Primary School. Saint Paul's Primary School and Harrisdale Primary School came in fourth and fifth place respectively.

The Secondary School division was won by Alex Pimenov with a score of 6.5/7. There was a three-way tie for second place between Anoushka Gupta, Heidi Gstaettner and Ram Manav Soni. After countbacks were taken into consideration, and an exciting blitz playoff match was played, Anoushka was awarded the second place trophy and Heidi received the third place trophy.

The winning Secondary School was Perth Modern School, finishing 12 points ahead of second placed Corpus Christi College. This result qualifies Corpus Christi College for the SCL Finals. Coming in third place was Wesley College.

List of prize winners:

1st Primary: Oscar Gao - First place trophy.

2nd Primary: Aarnav Gupta - Second place trophy.

3rd Primary: Eu Jin Khaw - Third place trophy.

1st Secondary: Alex Pimenov - First place trophy.

=2nd Secondary: Anoushka Gupta - Second place trophy.

=2nd Secondary: Heidi Gstaettner - Third place trophy.

Gold medals: Oscar Gao, Angus Chen, Francis Lopez, Adam Chung, Alex Pimenov, Anoushka Gupta, Heidi Gstaettner, Ram Manav Soni.

Silver Medals: Oliver Tran, Paula Gruber, Kobe Wu, Benjamin Tran, Michael Bovet, Ty Caldwell, Nicholas Ng, Juan Selvan.

Bronze Medals: Nizam Majidi, Nithuli Liyanage, Olivia Hou, Casey Florence, Shannon Koh, Christopher Ng, Jack OLeary, Eu Ming Khaw.

Full tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-wa-scl-south-zone/pairings

Up-to-date School Leaderboards can be viewed at: https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/leaderboards

A very special thank you should go to:

Corpus Christi College for hosting the event. Suzy Lazarov, who did an amazing job securing us an excellent venue and also both setting up and packing away the playing hall. And also a big thank you to all the many generous parents and players who helped set up at the start and pack away everything at the conclusion of the event.




2020 SCL Finals

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2020 SCL Finals 2020 SCL Finals
2020 SCL Finals 2020 SCL Finals

The School Chess League Finals was held on Monday 9th November at Perth Modern School. Seven Primary Schools and 3 Secondary Schools competed for the chance to become the WA School Champions for 2020. Congratulations to our winners: Nedlands Primary School and Perth Modern school.

The Primary School division was run as a round robin under a teams format. That means that the players from each school were ranked in approximate playing strength and each school's board 1 played each other school's board 1, board 2s played the other board 2s, and so on.

The competition was extremely close. Nedlands Primary School and Oberthur Primary School tied for first place on match points. Due to having a much higher team score, Nedlands Primary School was awarded the the title of 2020 WA Primary Interschool Champions. Third place went to Carmel Primary School, only half a point ahead of Victoria Park Primary School, who came fourth. Rosalie Primary School, Saint Paul's Primary School and Christ Church Grammar School came in fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively.

The Secondary School Division was run as with Scheveningan Style format. The board 1s played the other board 1s, 2s and 3s. The board 2s played the other board 1s, 2s and 4s. The board 3s played the other board 1s, 3s and 4s. And the board 4s played the other board 2s, 3s and 4s.

Perth Modern School convincingly won the competition and were awarded the title of 2020 WA Secondary Interschool Champions. Second place went to Wesley College, with Corpus Christi College coming third.

List of prize winners:

Primary School first place trophies: Issa Majidi, Emily Zhang, Nizam Majidi, Nithuli Liyanage, Olivia Hou

Primary School second place trophies: Oscar Gao, Angus Chen, Francis Lopez, Adam Chung

Primary School third place trophies: Aaron Levine, Daniel Levin, Kovi Lieb, Raphael Resnick, Ezra Levine

Secondary School first place trophies: Jamie Laubaccher, Ben Hurst, Chas Underwood, Christopher Manasseh

Secondary School second place trophies: Shannon Koh, Sean McGinty, James McEvoy, James Suvundra

Secondary School third place trophies: Emmanuel Foo, Christopher Ng, Juan Selvan, Calos Escabar


Primary School Board 1 prize: Oscar Gao

Primary School Board 2 prize: Emily Zhang

Primary School Board 3 prize: Nizam Majidi

Primary School Board 4 prize: Kobe Wu

Secondary School Board 1 prize: Jamie Laubaccher

Secondary School Board 2 prize: Ben Hurst

Secondary School Board 3 prize: Chas Underwood

Secondary School Board 4 prize: Christopher Manasseh


Tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-scl-finals/pairings

A special thank you should go to:

Perth Modern School for hosting the event.
Leanne Ensley, who did an amazing job securing us an excellent venue, and preparing the playing hall.
And also a big thank you to all the players, parents and school coordinators who helped set up at the start and pack away everything at the conclusion of the event.




2020 SCL Girls Competition

The 2020 SCL Interschool Girls Chess Competition was held at Perth Modern School on Monday 23rd November. The event attracted 21 players in two separate divisions: 11 contestants representing 4 different schools in the Primary Girls division, and 10 contestants representing 1 school in the Secondary Girls division. Both divisions were combined and run as a 7 round swiss.

The Primary Division was won by Nedlands Primary School, winning the title of 2020 Primary Girls Interschool Champions for the second year in a row. Rosalie Primary School placed second, Caladenia Primary School placed third, and Saint Stephen's School came fourth. Perth Modern School was awarded the title of 2020 Secondary Girls Interschool Champions, also winning it for the second year in a row.

Individually, the event was won by secondary student Heidi Gstaettner with a score of 6.5/7. Second place went to primary school student Emily Zhang with a score of 5.5/7. This was an amazing result for Emily as she finished ahead of every secondary student other than Heidi. Candace Cheng and Anoushka Gupta tied for third place with 5/7, with Victoria Chai finishing in fifth place with 4.5/7. Four players tied for sixth place with 4/7: Kobe Wu, Sophia Sadekova, Senudi De Vas and Rosanne Arul Raja. Senudi's performance was particularly outstanding as three of the four games she won were against secondary school students.

Full tournament results can be accessed at: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/lakner-chess/events/2020-wa-scl-girls-competition/pairings

A big thank you should go to Perth modern School for generously hosting the event, with a very special thank you to their chess coordinator Leanne Ensly, who secured us an excellent venue, and prepared the playing hall.