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2021 SCL North Zone

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On Sunday, 7th March the first 2021 Schools Chess League tournament (the Northern Zonal) was held at the North Woodvale Primary School. There was a record attendance of 81 players (59 Primary School students and 22 Secondary students). The 7-round allegro style tournament was obviously very popular.

An influx of late registrations meant it was not possible for the tournament to start on time. However, the organisers coped with this admirably and the Primary Division finished on time and Secondary Division shortly afterwards. The issue of late registrations will be circumvented in future SCL zonal tournaments.


Primary Student Division


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7   |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  Raptis,Liam           575      WA  6.0 | +W29  +B42  +W8   +B21  =W2   +W4   =B3   |  30.0  33.0 
  2  Deng,Eric            1008      WA  6.0 | +B52  =W13  +B6   +W18  =B1   +W10  +B9   |  29.0  30.5 
  3  Taylor,Noah           630      WA  6.0 | +B57  +W28  +B14  +W5   =B4   +W13  =W1   |  29.0  30.0 
  4  Harris,Eamon          966      WA  5.5 | +W49  +B31  +W17  +B20  =W3   -B1   +W13  |  27.5  30.0 
  5  Vinod,Daren             0      WA  5.5 | +B51  +W19  +B18  -B3   +W22  +B17  =W7   |  26.0  29.0 
  6  Ng,Jeremiah             0      WA  5.0 | =W7   +B53  -W2   +B37  =W19  +B24  +W20  |  26.5  27.5 
  7  Jordan,Finian           0      WA  5.0 | =B6   +W36  +B24  -W13  +W35  +B30  =B5   |  26.0  29.5  
  8  Sethuraman,Jaswanth   447      WA  5.0 | +B43  +W23  -B1   +W14  -W17  +B22  +W30  |  25.5  28.5 
  9  Tran, Oliver          495      WA  5.0 | +W30  -B17  +W53  +B26  +W21  +B15  -W2   |  25.5  26.5 
 10  Wu,Kobe               551      WA  5.0 | +B40  +W33  -B13  +W51  +W31  -B2   +W17  |  24.0  27.0 
 11  Sulak,Asten             0      WA  5.0 | +W22  -W14  -B51  +B56  +W40  +B21  +W23  |  22.5  23.0  
 12  Merson King,Gavrie      0      WA  5.0 | -W37  +B27  +W44  -B17  +B33  +W19  +B18  |  22.0  25.0 
 13  Wu,Jerry              713      WA  4.5 | +W55  =B2   +W10  +B7   +W20  -B3   -B4   |  31.5  32.5 
 14  Balaratnasingam,Linc    0      WA  4.5 | +W50  +B11  -W3   -B8   +W32  +B25  =W15  |  28.0  30.5 
 15  Vinod,Dillon            0      WA  4.5 | -B28  +W43  +B40  +W48  +B23  -W9   =B14  |  22.5  24.5 
 16  Tran,Benjamin         368      WA  4.5 | +B26  +W48  -W21  -B19  =B28  +W29  +B34  |  21.5  23.5 
 17  Castalanelli,Maxwell    0      WA  4.0 | +BYE  +W9   -B4   +W12  +B8   -W5   -B10  |  31.0  34.0 
 18  Addison,William         0      WA  4.0 | +BYE  +B32  -W5   -B2   +W43  +B26  -W12  |  27.0  30.0 
 19  Chung,Adam              0      WA  4.0 | +W41  -B5   =W29  +W16  =B6   -B12  +W43  |  26.5  29.5  
 20  Fisher,Isaac          317      WA  4.0 | +B38  +W34  +B25  -W4   -B13  +W31  -B6   |  26.0  29.0 
 21  Taylor,Annalise       248      WA  4.0 | +B59  +W47  +B16  -W1   -B9   -W11  +B40  |  26.0  26.5 
 22  Chung,Avan              0      WA  4.0 | -B11  +W38  +B47  +W28  -B5   -W8   +W41  |  25.0  27.5  
 23  Alhendawi Almasalma,    0      WA  4.0 | +W54  -B8   +W42  +B32  -W15  +B38  -B11  |  24.5  25.5
 24  Dadras,Datis          269      WA  4.0 | -W32  +B56  -W7   +B41  +B42  -W6   +W35  |  23.0  23.5 
 25  Shor,Ariel              0      WA  4.0 | +W44  +B37  -W20  -B31  +B51  -W14  +B49  |  21.5  24.0 
 26  Florence,Ryan           0      WA  4.0 | -W16  +B54  +B41  -W9   +B47  -W18  +B46  |  21.0  22.0 
 27  Jiang,Chris             0      WA  4.0 | -B36  -W12  -B45  +B55  +W58  +W56  +B44  |  16.5  17.0  
 28  Jordan,Darcy            0      WA  3.5 | +W15  -B3   +W37  -B22  =W16  -B35  +BYE  |  26.0  28.5 
 29  Luo,Aiden               0      WA  3.5 | -B1   +W45  =B19  +W39  -W30  -B16  +W58  |  25.0  25.5 
 30  Garrad,Saxon            0      WA  3.5 | -B9   +W59  =B36  +W34  +B29  -W7   -B8   |  25.0  25.5 
 31  Flanagan,Toran          0      WA  3.5 | +B58  -W4   +B52  +W25  -B10  -B20  =W32  |  23.5  24.0  
 32  Luo,Ethan               0      WA  3.5 | +B24  -W18  +B33  -W23  -B14  +W54  =B31  |  23.0  24.0 
 33  Cong,Kevin              0      WA  3.5 | +W46  -B10  -W32  +B58  -W12  +B45  =W38  |  23.0  23.5 
 34  Lizza-Blackbee,Finn     0      WA  3.5 | +BYE  -B20  =W35  -B30  +W36  +B39  -W16  |  22.5  25.5 
 35  Ashok,Alvina            0      WA  3.5 | -B47  +W39  =B34  +W36  -B7   +W28  -B24  |  22.0  24.5 
 36  Wu,Xavier               0      WA  3.5 | +W27  -B7   =W30  -B35  -B34  +W53  +B47  |  21.5  22.5
 37  Ajith,Aadhi             0      WA  3.5 | +B12  -W25  -B28  -W6   +B54  =W47  +B52  |  21.0  22.0  
 38  Maneafaiga,Natai        0      WA  3.5 | -W20  -B22  +W54  +B53  +B48  -W23  =B33  |  18.5  19.5 
 39  Dube,Ethan              0      WA  3.5 | =W53  -B35  +W55  -B29  +B52  -W34  +B56  |  13.5  14.0 
 40  Huang,Daniel            0      WA  3.0 | -W10  +B46  -W15  +B45  -B11  +W57  -W21  |  24.5  25.5 
 41  Steyn,Raphael           0      WA  3.0 | -B19  +B55  -W26  -W24  +B59  +W42  -B22  |  20.0  20.5 
 42  Kelkett,Cormac          0      WA  3.0 | +W56  -W1   -B23  +B46  -W24  -B41  +W59  |  20.0  20.5 
 43  Lee,Alexander           0      WA  3.0 | -W8   -B15  +W56  +B57  -B18  +W48  -B19  |  20.0  20.5 
 44  Brown,Madison           0      WA  3.0 | -B25  +W57  -B12  -W47  +B50  +W52  -W27  |  19.5  20.5 
 45  Zukarel,Liam            0      WA  3.0 |  --   -B29  +W27  -W40  +B55  -W33  +B57  |  19.0  20.0 
 46  Taylor,Joshua           0      WA  3.0 | -B33  -W40  +B59  -W42  +B53  +BYE  -W26  |  17.0  17.5 
 47  Pillay,Ryan             0      WA  2.5 | +W35  -B21  -W22  +B44  -W26  =B37  -W36  |  22.5  25.5 
 48  Carvin,Leo              0      WA  2.5 | +BYE  -B16  +W49  -B15  -W38  -B43  =W55  |  21.0  22.0 
 49  Li, Kevin               0      WA  2.5 | -B4   +W58  -B48  -W52  =W57  +B59  -W25  |  14.5  15.0 
 50  Rizzo,Sophie            0      WA  2.5 | -B14  -W51  =B57  =W59  -W44  +B58  =B54  |  13.0  13.5 
 51  Giles,Caleb             0      WA  2.0 | -W5   +B50  +W11  -B10  -W25  -BYE  -BYE  |  26.0  28.5 
 52  Thorpe-Edwards,Decla    0      WA  2.0 | -W2   +BYE  -W31  +B49  -W39  -B44  -W37  |  22.0  24.5 
 53  Tierney,Ned             0      WA  1.5 | =B39  -W6   -B9   -W38  -W46  -B36  +BYE  |  23.0  23.5 
 54  Ng,Caitlin              0      WA  1.5 | -B23  -W26  -B38  +BYE  -W37  -B32  =W50  |  21.0  22.5 
 55  Hernandez Mendez,Lin    0      WA  1.5 | -B13  -W41  -B39  -W27  -W45  +BYE  =B48  |  20.5  21.0 
 56  Millman,Willis          0      WA  1.0 | -B42  -W24  -B43  -W11  +BYE  -B27  -W39  |  22.5  23.5 
 57  Mahon,Dylan             0      WA  1.0 | -W3   -B44  =W50  -W43  =B49  -B40  -W45  |  21.0  23.5 
 58  Tierney,Tex             0      WA  1.0 | -W31  -B49  +BYE  -W33  -B27  -W50  -B29  |  19.5  21.5 
 59  Mcvicar,Alannah         0      WA  0.5 | -W21  -B30  -W46  =B50  -W41  -W49  -B42  |  18.5  21.0 
 60  Cong, Kevin      (W)    0      WA  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 61  Deng, Eric       (W)    0      WA  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 62  Kuveshan,Ryan    (W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE  -BYE   --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 63  Loh,Christopher  (W)    0      WA  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 64  Merson King,Gavri(W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 65  Siva Peragasam,He(W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 
 66  Siva Peragasam,Sh(W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5 


With 59 players representing 29 schools, it was obvious that this was likely to be a closely fought contest from both a school and individual player perspective. Rosalie Primary School won the event closely followed by the Lake Joondalup Baptist College and in third place the Wembley Home School. Midland Home School was in fourth position followed by Mt. Lawley Primary School (5th) and St. Paul's Primary School, Mt Lawley (6th).

The first three placed individuals all scored 6/7 and the placings had to be decided using the Buchholz score. Liam Raptis was first (Midland Home School), second was Eric Deng (Lake Joondalup Baptist College) and third was Noah Taylor (Wembley Home School). These results highlight the strong performances from our home school players. Kobe Wu (Rosalie Primary School) with 5/7 was the leading girl player.

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: Rosalie Primary School ( Jeremiah Ng, Benjamin Tran, Oliver Tran and Kobe Wu).

2nd: Lake Joondalup Baptist College ( William Addison, Eric Deng, Chris Jiang, Toran Flanagan, Kevin Cong, Ethan Dube, Raphael Steyn and Sophie Rizzo : the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

3rd: Wembley Home School: (Ethan Luo, Annalise Taylor, Joshua Taylor and Noah Taylor).

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Liam Raptis 6/7
2nd: Eric Deng 6/7
3rd: Noah Taylor 6/7
Best Girl: Kobe Wu 5/7


Secondary Student Division


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7   |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  Koh,Shannon             0      WA  6.0 | +B22  =W3   +B5   +B6   =W2   +B4   +W8   |  29.0  31.0 
  2  Ong,Celine           1180      WA  6.0 | +B16  +W19  +B11  =W3   =B1   +W5   +B7   |  25.0  27.0
  3  Hernandez Mendez,Ike 1272      WA  5.0 | +W20  =B1   +W13  =B2   +W7   +B6   -W4   |  29.0  31.5
  4  Jape,Rayan              0      WA  5.0 | -B11  +W17  +B9   +B8   +W10  -W1   +B3   |  27.0  29.5
  5  Rafiei Darani,Daryou    0      WA  4.5 | =W6   +B18  -W1   +B13  +W9   -B2   +B11  |  28.0  30.5
  6  Chang,Matthew         845      WA  4.5 | =B5   +W22  +B7   -W1   +B12  -W3   +B14  |  25.0  27.0
  7  Soni,Ram Manav        725      WA  4.0 | +W10  +B8   -W6   +W11  -B3   +B18  -W2   |  27.0  29.5
  8  Kroger,James          293      WA  4.0 | +B21  -W7   +B12  -W4   +B15  +W14  -B1   |  23.5  24.0
  9  Wu,Andy                 0      WA  4.0 |  --   +B20  -W4   +W19  -B5   +W15  +B12  |  22.0  24.0
 10  Chen,Kevin              0      WA  4.0 | -B7   +W21  +B15  +W14  -B4   -W12  +B18  |  20.0  20.5
 11  Fisher,Ewan           552      WA  3.5 | +W4   +B14  -W2   -B7   =W18  +B16  -W5   |  24.5  26.5
 12  Callaghan,Enda          0      WA  3.5 | +BYE  =B13  -W8   +B20  -W6   +B10  -W9   |  23.5  26.0
 13  Vardinejad,Ryan         0      WA  3.5 | +B17  =W12  -B3   -W5   -B14  +W19  +B21  |  19.5  20.0
 14  Wu,Jasmine              0      WA  3.0 | +BYE  -W11  +B19  -B10  +W13  -B8   -W6   |  22.5  24.5
 15  Rogers,Obi              0      WA  3.0 | -BYE  +W16  -W10  +B21  -W8   -B9   +BYE  |  20.5  21.0
 16  Florence,Casey          0      WA  3.0 | -W2   -B15  -W18  +BYE  +B17  -W11  +BYE  |  19.5  21.0
 17  Chen,Sean               0      WA  3.0 | -W13  -B4   +W21  -B18  -W16  +BYE  +B19  |  16.5  17.0
 18  Bombardieri,Isaac       0      WA  2.5 | -B19  -W5   +B16  +W17  =B11  -W7   -W10  |  20.5  22.5
 19  Loh,Christopher         0      WA  2.0 | +W18  -B2   -W14  -B9   +W20  -B13  -W17  |  21.5  24.0
 20  Finchett,Jack           0      WA  2.0 | -B3   -W9   +B22  -W12  -B19  +W21  -BYE  |  19.5  20.0
 21  Johnston,Grace          0      WA  1.0 | -W8   -B10  -B17  -W15  +BYE  -B20  -W13  |  19.5  20.5
 22  Bennie,Christian (W)    0      WA  0.0 | -W1   -B6   -W20   --    --    --    --   |  19.0  20.0
 23  Chen, Kevin      (W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5
 24  Lon, Christopher (W)    0      WA  0.0 | -BYE   --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5
 25  Zukarel,Liam     (W)    0      WA  0.0 |  --    --    --    --    --    --    --   |  16.5  17.5


The Perth Modern School team were clear winners in the Secondary Division followed by Christ Church Grammar (2nd) and Shenton College (3rd). Strong individual performances secured the 4th (Wesley College), 5th (Kingsway Christian College) and 6th places (Bob Hawke College).

The tie for first place was broken using the Buchholz scores with the winner being Shannon Koh (Wesley College) with 6/7. On the same score was the Best Girl Celine Ong (Kingsway Christian College) closely followed by Iker Hernandez Mendez (Bob Hawke College) with 5/7, with Rayan Jape (Perth Modern School) on the same score.

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: Perth Modern School, ( Rayan Jape, Obi Rogers, Ram Manav Soni and Jasmine Wu).

2nd: Christchurch Grammar School, (Kevin Chen, Sean Chen and Andy Wu).

3rd: Shenton College: (Dayroush Rafiei Darani, Casey Florence, Grace Johnston, and Christopher Loh).

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Shannon Koh 6/7
2nd: Celine Ong 6/7 (Best Girl)
3rd: Iker Hernandez Mendez 5/7
4th : Rayan Jape 5/7

Separate to the above a small novice tournament was run by Paul Harris. The winner was Kaviru Perera.

Special thanks to the following people: Andrew Hardegen for setting up the tournament files, Dennis Holland - Chief Arbiter, John Pimenov for working with the Vega files and handling a multiple of questions from players and parents, Faith Tee and Kim Harris for registration and welcoming, Paul Harris for assistance with Vega files and running the novice tournament and Fred Maris - Assistant Arbiter, for the Primary Division.




2021 SCL Central Zone

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On Sunday, 2nd May the second 2021 Schools Chess League tournament (the Central Zonal) was held at Mt. Lawley Primary School. Considering it wasn't until just before the start of the tournament that it was clear that we had go ahead, there was an excellent attendance of 76 players (53 Primary students and 23 Secondary students), The 7-round allegro style tournament continues to be very popular.

Primary Student Division

The 53 players were from 12 different schools and like the previous Northern Zonal this was a very closely contested from both a school and individual player perspective. Mt. Lawley Primary had the largest contingent of players (13) and came 6th. Midland Home School with only four players came 5th and Carmel Primary also with a large contingent (11) narrowly missed being in the top three with 18 points and came 4th.

The top three schools all had the same score 18.5. In a situation like this the Vega software discards the top scoring player for each team and then calculates the placings on the basis of the total of the next three players totals. Consequently, Oberthur Primary came third, Nedland's Primary second and the winners were St. Paul's Primary. Needless to say, this is a somewhat arbitrary method of deciding placings and after a CAWA Council, meeting the following day it was decided for the purpose of the Schools Chess league to award all three teams, St. Paul's, Nedlands and Oberthur 10 points each (for first place). This should not detract from what was an excellent performance by the top four players of St. Paul's, Maxwell Castalanelli, Finian Jordan, Darcy Jordan and Jose Adaikalam against some very strong opposition.

The individual contest was equally close. Going into the last round the leaders were Daniel Levin and Issa Majidi on 5.5 points, closely followed by Eric Deng and Oscar Gao on 5 points. In the last round Daniel drew with Anthony Nguyen, Issa lost to Eric and Oscar beat Asten Sulak. This meant there was a three-way tie on 6 points between Daniel, Eric and Oscar. In a situation like this the Bucholz score is used to decide the placings. Consequently, Eric was third, Oscar second and Daniel first. This was an excellent performance by Daniel who was the only player to beat Oscar, (the highest rated player and favourite to win the tournament). Nithuli Liyanage with 5 points was the Best Girl competitor, (also a very good performance).

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: St. Paul's Primary School - Maxwell Castalanelli, Finian Jordan Darcy Jordan, Jose Adaikalam and Harriot Castalanelli.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

2nd: Nedlands Primary School - Issa Majidi, Nithuli Liyanage, Nizam Majidi, Ryan Florence, Olivia Hua and Kaviru Perera.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

3rd: Oberthur Primary School - Oscar Gao, Francis Lopez, Angus Chen, Adam Chung, Jo Gao, Jeremy Li and Alex Song.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Daniel Levin (6/7)

2nd: Oscar Gao (6/7)

3rd: Eric Deng (6/7)

Best Girl: Nithuli Liyanage (5/7)



Secondary Student Division

The 23 players were from 12 different schools with the two largest contingents from Bob Hawke College and Shenton College. These two colleges were engaged in a two-horse race to determine the winning school. In the end Bob Hawke College triumphed by half a point, Shenton College was second. Kingsway Christian College was third.

Kundan Dharmapuri (Trinity Collge) dominated the individual contest and won with a picket fence score 7 from 7. Newcomer, Kyle Pearce (Belridge Secondary College) was second and Celine Ong was third and also won the Best Girl prize.

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: Bob Hawke College - Iker Hernandez Mendez, Samuel Lee, Kealan Dhepnorrarat, Ablai Devine, Finn Andrews and Morgan van Droffelaar.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

2nd: Shenton College - Tom Freitag, Max Campbell, Siddarth Balamurugan, Christopher Loh and Casey Florence.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

3rd: Kingsway Christian College, (Celine Ong and Enrico Reyes).

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Kundan Dharmapuri (7/7)

2nd: Kyle Peacre (5.5/7)

3rd: Celine Ong (5/7) (and Best Girl)

Special thanks to the following people: Dennis Holland - Chief Arbiter, John Pimenov for managing the Vega software, which includes data entry, round draws and final placings, Joli Mendez for general organisation, coordination and liaison with the Mt. Lawley Primary School, JC Kong for registration, Faith Tee for general assistance and various representatives of the Mt. Lawley Primary School for providing an excellent venue for this competition and assisting us with its smooth running.




2021 SCL Southern Zone

2021 SCL South Zonal

On Sunday, 30th May the third 2021 Schools Chess League tournament (the Southern Zonal) was held at Corpus Christi College. There was another excellent turnout with 92 players (74 Primary students and 18 Secondary students), The 7-round allegro style tournament continues to be very popular.

Primary Student Division

Primary School Team Ranking


 Pos  Team Name          Points  
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   1  Carmel PS	          18.5  
   2  St Paul's PS        18.5
   3  Nedlands PS         18.5
   4  Rosalie PS          16.5
   5  Caladenia PS        16.5
   6  Oberthur PS         15.0
   7  Midland Homesch     14.0
   8  Mt Lawley PS        12.5
   9  John Wollaston      11.5
  10  Harrisdale PS        9.5
  11  Samson PS            9.5
  12  St Emilies CS        9.0
  13  Victoria Park P      7.5
  14  St Pius X            7.0
  15  Lake Joondalup       6.5
  16  South Padbury P      5.5
  17  Cottesloe PS         4.0
  18  Bambara PS           4.0
  19  West Leedervill      4.0
  20  Thornlie PS          4.0
  21  Vic Park Christ      4.0
  22  Salvado CC           3.0
  23  Kingsway CC          3.0
  24  Charthouse PS        3.0
  25  Rostrata PS          2.5
  26  Wellard PS           2.0
  27  Clayton View PS      2.0


Primary School Individual Cross Table


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7   |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  Deng,Eric            1008      WA  6.5 | +W47  +B24  +W25  +B7   +W20  +B3   =W4   |  28.0  31.0
  2  Majidi,Issa           799      WA  6.0 | +W68  +B43  -W4   +B37  +W44  +B20  +W7   |  24.0  25.5
  3  Nguyen,Anthony        957      WA  5.5 | +W51  +B44  +W8   +B6   =B5   -W1   +B15  |  30.0  33.0
  4  Harris,Eamon          966      WA  5.5 | +B59  +W46  +B2   -W5   +B23  +W14  =B1   |  30.0  32.5
  5  De Vas,Yonal         1089      WA  5.5 | +W57  +B45  +W14  +B4   =W3   -B7   +W8   |  29.0  31.5
  6  Khaw,Eu Jin          1185      WA  5.5 | +B26  +W23  +B10  -W3   =W9   +B17  +W20  |  28.0  32.0
  7  Chen,Angus            893      WA  5.0 | +B39  +W55  +B11  -W1   +B43  +W5   -B2   |  29.5  32.0
  8  Jordan,Finian         600      WA  5.0 | +B32  +W30  -B3   +W55  +B26  +W9   -B5   |  28.0  30.5
  9  Levin,Daniel          871      WA  5.0 | =BYE  +W73  +B12  +W15  =B6   -B8   +W23  |  27.5  28.5
 10  Liyanage,Nithuli      800      WA  5.0 | +W13  +B37  -W6   -B21  +W38  +B44  +W28  |  25.5  28.5
 11  Jordan,Darcy          600      WA  5.0 | +W72  +B27  -W7   =B16  =W13  +B43  +W21  |  25.5  26.5
 12  Ng,Jeremiah           600      WA  5.0 | +W48  +B16  -W9   +B27  -W21  +B52  +W22  |  24.5  27.5
 13  Vinod,Daren           200      WA  5.0 | -B10  +W36  +B62  +W46  =B11  =B22  +W25  |  24.5  26.5
 14  Castalanelli,Maxwell  800      WA  5.0 | +B58  +W62  -B5   +B34  +W45  -B4   +W24  |  24.0  26.0
 15  Tran,Oliver           495      WA  4.5 | +W50  =B22  +W18  -B9   +W34  +B21  -W3   |  26.5  29.5
 16  De Vas,Senudi         226      WA  4.5 | +B61  -W12  +B66  =W11  -B17  +W35  +B26  |  24.5  26.5
 17  Cohen,Mia             194      WA  4.5 | =BYE  +B56  -W22  +B63  +W16  -W6   +B45  |  23.0  25.0
 18  Van Den Berg,Marcus   600      WA  4.5 | +B40  =W34  -B15  +W41  -W22  +B56  +W36  |  22.5  25.0
 19  Caro,Oz               200      WA  4.5 | +B60  +W54  -B20  -W23  =B35  +W55  +B34  |  20.5  23.0
 20  Raptis,Liam           850      WA  4.0 | +W52  +B21  +W19  +B22  -B1   -W2   -B6   |  30.5  33.5
 21  Kitay,Yonatan         400      WA  4.0 | +B33  -W20  +B32  +W10  +B12  -W15  -B11  |  27.5  31.5
 22  Khaw,Eu Ming         1040      WA  4.0 | +B31  =W15  +B17  -W20  +B18  =W13  -B12  |  27.5  31.5
 23  Majidi,Nizam          568      WA  4.0 | +W28  -B6   +W47  +B19  -W4   +B48  -B9   |  27.5  30.5
 24  Sommerfield,James     417      WA  4.0 | +B35  -W1   +B39  -W26  +B32  +W29  -B14  |  27.0  30.5
 25  Sulak,Asten           800      WA  4.0 | +B41  +W29  -B1   -W43  +B31  +W27  -B13  |  27.0  30.0
 26  Chung,Adam            200      WA  4.0 | -W6   +B63  +W49  +B24  -W8   +B45  -W16  |  25.0  27.0
 27  Vinod,Dillon          400      WA  4.0 | +B66  -W11  +B35  -W12  +B33  -B25  +W48  |  24.5  26.5
 28  Kalloor,Abner           0      WA  4.0 | -B23  +W31  +B29  -B44  +W37  +W46  -B10  |  23.5  26.5
 29  Tran,Benjamin         368      WA  4.0 | +W69  -B25  -W28  +B40  +W53  -B24  +W49  |  21.5  23.0
 30  Balaratnasingam,Linc  200      WA  4.0 | +W49  -B8   +W50  -B45  -W48  +B63  +W52  |  20.0  22.0
 31  Klimenko,Timofey      200      WA  4.0 | -W22  -B28  +W70  +B64  -W25  +B53  +W44  |  20.0  21.5 
 32  El Ansary,Gray          0      WA  4.0 | -W8   +B69  -W21  +B65  -W24  +W62  +B46  |  20.0  21.5
 33  Patil,Aditi             0      WA  4.0 | -W21  -B51  +W57  +B68  -W27  +B47  +W43  |  19.5  21.0
 34  Chai,Dior               0      WA  3.5 | +W65  =B18  +B38  -W14  -B15  +W39  -W19  |  25.5  27.5
 35  Luo,Ethan               0      WA  3.5 | -W24  +B57  -W27  +B47  =W19  -B16  +W65  |  22.5  24.5
 36  Ranamuka,Tharul         0      WA  3.5 | -W43  -B13  =B59  +W73  +B41  +W38  -B18  |  22.0  23.0
 37  Garrad,Saxon          400      WA  3.5 | +B71  -W10  +B72  -W2   -B28  +W64  =B40  |  22.0  23.0 
 38  Kur,Joshua            400      WA  3.5 | =W63  +B42  -W34  +W54  -B10  -B36  +W50  |  21.5  23.5 
 39  Luo,Aiden             200      WA  3.5 | -W7   +B53  -W24  =B69  +W49  -B34  +W56  |  21.0  22.5
 40  Johns,Neil              0      WA  3.5 | -W18  -B49  +W67  -W29  +B58  +B65  =W37  |  19.5  21.5
 41  Adshead,Nathan          0      WA  3.5 | -W25  =B70  +W56  -B18  -W36  +B69  +B61  |  18.5  20.0
 42  Maneafaiga,Natai        0      WA  3.5 | =BYE  -W38  -B54  +B70  -W56  +B68  +W57  |  16.5  18.0
 43  Merson King,Gavrie    400      WA  3.0 | +B36  -W2   +B64  +B25  -W7   -W11  -B33  |  27.5  29.5
 44  Chung,Avan            400      WA  3.0 | +B74  -W3   +B58  +W28  -B2   -W10  -B31  |  27.0  28.0
 45  Wu,Kobe               551      WA  3.0 | +B64  -W5   +B51  +W30  -B14  -W26  -W17  |  26.0  28.0
 46  Ajith,Aadhi           400      WA  3.0 | +W53  -B4   +W52  -B13  +W50  -B28  -W32  |  24.5  27.5
 47  Li,Jeremy             200      WA  3.0 | -B1   +W74  -B23  -W35  +B60  -W33  +B64  |  22.5  23.5
 48  Johns,Daneil            0      WA  3.0 | -B12  +W60  -B55  +W62  +B30  -W23  -B27  |  22.0  24.0 
 49  Walker,Sebastian        0      WA  3.0 | -B30  +W40  -B26  +W72  -B39  +W51  -B29  |  22.0  23.0
 50  Lee-Douglas,Alexande    0      WA  3.0 | -B15  +W59  -B30  +W51  -B46  +W54  -B38  |  21.0  23.5
 51  Lizza-Blackbee,Zak    200      WA  3.0 | -B3   +W33  -W45  -B50  +W68  -B49  +W63  |  20.5  22.0 
 52  Ong,Charis            200      WA  3.0 | -B20  +W71  -B46  +W66  +B55  -W12  -B30  |  20.5  22.0
 53  Mahon,Dylan             0      WA  3.0 | -B46  -W39  +B60  +W58  -B29  -W31  +B62  |  19.5  21.5
 54  Gunawardena,Jineth    400      WA  3.0 | =W56  -B19  +W42  -B38  =W63  -B50  +W67  |  19.0  21.0
 55  Pillay,Ryan           400      WA  2.5 | +W70  -B7   +W48  -B8   -W52  -B19  =W58  |  23.0  24.5
 56  Ng,Alhandro             0      WA  2.5 | =B54  -W17  -B41  +W59  +B42  -W18  -B39  |  22.5  25.0 
 57  Garrad,Bodhi          200      WA  2.5 | -B5   -W35  -B33  +W71  +B66  =W61  -B42  |  21.0  22.5
 58  Perera,Kaviru         200      WA  2.5 | -W14  +B67  -W44  -B53  -W40  +B70  =B55  |  19.0  20.5
 59  Lizza-Blackbee,Finn   200      WA  2.5 | -W4   -B50  =W36  -B56  -W64  +W66  +B72  |  18.5  19.5
 60  Yap,Ka Hui              0      WA  2.5 | -W19  -B48  -W53  +B67  -W47  =B74  +W69  |  17.0  18.0 
 61  Yap,Ka Hoong            0      WA  2.5 | -W16  -B72  -W68  +W74  +B71  =B57  -W41  |  14.5  15.5
 62  Gao,Jo                400      WA  2.0 | +W67  -B14  -W13  -B48  +W69  -B32  -W53  |  22.0  23.5 
 63  Rajendran,Jayanth Sh    0      WA  2.0 | =B38  -W26  +B73  -W17  =B54  -W30  -B51  |  22.0  23.0 
 64  Kaur,Tavleen            0      WA  2.0 | -W45  +B65  -W43  -W31  +B59  -B37  -W47  |  19.0  21.0 
 65  Gough,Sebastian       600      WA  2.0 | -B34  -W64  +B71  -W32  +B72  -W40  -B35  |  18.0  19.0 
 66  Singh,Rishabhjot        0      WA  2.0 | -W27  +B68  -W16  -B52  -W57  -B59  +W74  |  18.0  19.0
 67  Millman,Willis          0      WA  2.0 | -B62  -W58  -B40  -W60  +B73  +W72  -B54  |  14.5  15.5
 68  Castalanelli,Harriet    0      WA  1.5 | -B2   -W66  +B61  -W33  -B51  -W42  =W73  |  21.0  22.0
 69  Tan,Yongwen             0      WA  1.5 | -B29  -W32  +B74  =W39  -B62  -W41  -B60  |  19.5  20.5
 70  Ranamuka,Thisath        0      WA  1.5 | -B55  =W41  -B31  -W42  =B74  -W58  =B71  |  17.5  18.5
 71  Moore,Astrid            0      WA  1.5 | -W37  -B52  -W65  -B57  -W61  +B73  =W70  |  15.0  16.0
 72  Chong,Raelyn            0      WA  1.0 | -B11  +W61  -W37  -B49  -W65  -B67  -W59  |  18.5  20.5
 73  Enright,Rohan           0      WA  1.0 | =BYE  -B9   -W63  -B36  -W67  -W71  =B68  |  17.5  19.0
 74  McVicar,Alannah         0      WA  1.0 | -W44  -B47  -W69  -B61  =W70  =W60  -B66  |  14.5  16.0 


The 74 players were from 12 different schools. Once again it a very closely contested tournament from both a school and individual player perspective. 27 schools were represented with 10 schools fielding four or more players. Oberthur Primary School was sixth and newcomers Caladenia Primary School were fifth, a very creditable performance. They were unfortunate to just miss out on the placings to Rosalie Primary School (4th) on countback. The top three teams tied with the same points. Using a countback system, Nedlands Primary School was third, St. Paul's Primary was second and Carmel Primary School was first. As in the case of the Central Zonal all three teams will be awarded 10 points each.

The individual contest was equally close. Going into the last round the leaders were Eric Deng on 6 points, Angus Chen, Jordan Finian, Eamon Harris and Issa Majidi on 5 points, Yonal De Vas, Eu Jin Khaw and Anthony Nguyen on 4.5 points. Yonal beat Jordan, Eamon drew with Eric, Anthony beat Oliver Tran, Issa beat Angus. The net result of this was Anthony Nguyen was third on 5.5 (on countback), Issa Majidi was second on 6 points and Eric Deng was first on 6.5 points. Yonal De Vas, Eamon Harris and Eu Jin Khaw all finished on 5.5 points and were awarded merit trophies. Nithuli Liyanage with 5 points was the Best Girl competitor, (a very good performance and a repeat of the Central Zonal result).

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: Carmel Primary School - Daniel Levin, Mia Cohen, Marcus Van Den Berg, Oz Caro, Yonatan Kitay and Joshua Kur.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

2nd: St. Paul's Primary School - Finian Jordan, Darcy Finian, Maxwell Castalanelli, Nathan Adshead and Harriet Castalanelli.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

3rd: Nedlands Primary School: - Issa Majidi, Nithuli Liyanage, Nizam Majidi, Dior Chai and Kaviru Perera.
      (the first four players as the best school performers received trophies).

Owing to the large number of entries it was decided to award trophies to the fourth place school and players.
4th: Rosalie Primary School - Jeremiah Ng, Oliver Tran, Benjamin Tran and Kobe Wu.

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Eric Deng (6.5/7)

2nd: Issa Majidi (6/7)

3rd : Anthony Nguyen (5.5/7) (on countback)

Merit trophies to: Yonal De Vas, Eamon Harris and Eu Jin Khaw (5.5/7)

Best Girl: Nithuli Liyanage (5/7)


Secondary Student Division

Secondary School Team Ranking


 Pos  Team Name          Points  
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   1  Fountain C          10.0
   2  Balcatta SHS         9.0
   3  Kingsway CC          8.0
   4  Corpus Christi       8.0
   5  Shenton College      7.0
   6  Woodvale SC          5.0
   7  Perth Modern         4.0
   8  Lake Joondalup       4.0
   9  Rossmoyne SHS        4.0
  10  Kinross College      3.0
  11  Hale                 1.0


Secondary School Individual Cross Table


 Pos NAME                 Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6     7   |  Buc1  BucT  
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  1  Ong,Celine           1180      WA  6.0 | +B16  +W3   +B4   +W2   +B10  -W8   +B5   |  27.0  29.0 
  2  Rafiei Darani,Daryou  800      WA  6.0 | +W12  +B6   +W15  -B1   +W5   +B4   +W7   |  25.0  27.0 
  3  Agostino,Lucas          0      WA  5.0 | +W7   -B1   +W11  +W6   -B4   +W9   +B8   |  26.0  29.0 
  4  Umasankar,Naveen Ram    0      WA  4.0 | +W13  +B17  -W1   +B11  +W3   -W2   -B9   |  27.0  28.5 
  5  Dorji,Sherab            0      WA  4.0 | +W11  -B15  +W7   +W8   -B2   +B16  -W1   |  25.0  27.0 
  6  Kit,Jaykerm             0      WA  4.0 | +B9   -W2   +W13  -B3   -W7   +B15  +W14  |  25.0  27.0 
  7  Ng,Christopher        869      WA  4.0 | -B3   +W16  -B5   +W17  +B6   +W10  -B2   |  25.0  26.5 
  8  Soni,Ram Manav        900      WA  4.0 | -W17  +B10  +W12  -B5   +W15  +B1   -W3   |  24.0  25.5 
  9  Finchett,Jack         600      WA  4.0 | -W6   -B13  +W16  +B12  +W14  -B3   +W4   |  22.0  24.0 
 10  Thomas,Jerome           0      WA  4.0 | +B18  -W8   +W17  +B15  -W1   -B7   +W11  |  20.5  21.0 
 11  Callaghan,Enda        600      WA  3.0 | -B5   +W14  -B3   -W4   +B18  +W12  -B10  |  23.0  23.5 
 12  Chamkhi,Chihab          0      WA  3.0 | -B2   +W18  -B8   -W9   +B13  -B11  +W16  |  22.0  22.5 
 13  Oliver,Sebastian      400      WA  3.0 | -B4   +W9   -B6   -B14  -W12  +W18  +B15  |  20.0  20.5 
 14  Sakariya,Mustafa Ihs    0      WA  3.0 | -W15  -B11  +B18  +W13  -B9   +W17  -B6   |  17.5  18.0 
 15  Reyes,Enrico          600      WA  2.0 | +B14  +W5   -B2   -W10  -B8   -W6   -W13  |  25.0  28.0 
 16  Kroger,James          293      WA  2.0 | -W1   -B7   -B9   +W18  +B17  -W5   -B12  |  22.5  23.0 
 17  Bombardieri,Isaac(W)  200      WA  1.0 | +B8   -W4   -B10  -B7   -W16  -B14   --   |  21.0  23.0 
 18  Loh,Christopher       400      WA  1.0 | -W10  -B12  -W14  -B16  -W11  -B13  +BYE  |  18.0  18.0 


The 18 players were from 11 different schools with Fountain College the only team to field three players. All the other teams had two players or less. Fountain College won closely followed by Balcatta Senior High School. There was a tie for third place between Corpus Christi College and Kingsway Christian College. Corpus Christi College were third on countback.

The individual contest developed into a two-horse race between Dayroush Rafiei Darani and Celine Ong. Celine came first on count back (and also won the Best Girl trophy). Dayroush was second and newcomer Lucas Agostino was third.

List of School Prize Winners:

1st: Fountain College - Sherab Dorji, Chihab Chamkhi, Mustafa Ihsan Sakariya.

2nd: Balcatta Senior High School - Lucas Agostino, Jerome Thomas.

3rd: Corpus Christi College - Naveen Ramnat Umasankar, Christopher Ng.

List of Individual Prize Winners:

1st: Celine Ong (6/7) (and Best Girl)

2nd: Dayroush Rafiei Darani (6/7)

3rd: Lucas Agostino (5/7)


Special thanks to the following people; Dennis Holland - Chief Arbiter; Paul Harris, Vega and a very colourful round by round display which greatly assisted seating plus an app for parents to follow the progress of their child; Georgina Harris database entry; Faith Tee, registration; Shai Levin photographs and the Corpus Christi College for providing such an excellent venue and in particular their representative Suzy Lazarov who was very helpful prior to and during the tournament.