Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Canberra schools on tour

The last few years have seen a couple of Canberra schools take an end of year chess tour to the ChessKids National Schools Finals and the Australian Schools Teams Championship (ASTC). This year Curtin Primary School had teams in the Primary and Primary Girls Finals, with the Curtin Girls Team continuing on to the ASTC Finals in Perth.
In the ChessKids event the Curtin Girls finished runner up behind Doncaster Gardens Primary. Emma Dunstone and Lucy Sugerman both scored 5/7 for Curtin, with Emma picking up the Bronze medal on tie break. In the Primary Open Michael Kethro, representing the Curtin Open team picked up the Gold for best individual performance with 6.5/7, beating out Ari Dale on tie break.
Full results from all the sections are at the ChessKids website.

1 comment:

Libby said...

It was the usual, very well run, Chesskids event and the kids had a great time.

Only two girls continue to Perth - Emma and Aislinn - where they are joined by Kezia Karenina and Jaimie Liebowitz.

The remaining girls in Melbourne were a young group - Lucy Sugerman (9), Tahlia Harsdorf (8) and Zoe Sugerman. Zoe scored 3.5/7. She is five years old and in Kindy at Curtin Primary (and is the current ACT U6 Champion).