Wednesday, 2 December 2009

national Interschools Final

The national Interschools Final (not to be confused with a National Interschools Final or even the Australian Schools Teams Championship) was held in Melbourne on the 30th November&1st December.
The Australian Capital Territory was represented by a few schools, and all of them did well. In the Primary section Kaleen Primary finished 7th and Curtin Primary 10th, out of a field of 24 teams. Jamie-Lee Guo (Kaleen Primary) picked up bronze medal for scoring 6/7 (and edging out Michael Kethro from Curtin on countback).
In the Middle High School section (years 7-9) Alfred Deakin High finished third in a small field of 7 teams. Angus Gruen scored a bronze with 5.5/7.
In the Open High School section Alfred Deakin High did one better, finishing second in a 13 team field. This was particularly meritorious as the Government Education system in the ACT runs a High School/College model, where High Schools only go to year 10. Joshua Bishop completed the hat-trick of bronze medals, scoring 6/7 for a third place finish.
The winner of the Open Secondary was Aukland Grammar (from New Zealand obviously), while another NZ School, Sommerville, finished second in the Middle High School section.
Final standings can be found at the home page of the event organisers, Chesskids.

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