Scotch Oakburn had another fantastic day at the third Chess Tournament of the year, hosted at Launceston Grammar, Monday 12 August.

Our Primary teams had another very good day, with the Primary B team winning the Primary B title and the Primary A finishing 2nd. The future looks bright for chess at Scotch Oakburn.

Our Secondary team finished second behind a very strong Launceston College (LC) team. We have battled with LC the whole year and had won the first two tournaments. The State finals in October should also be very interesting.

Our Captain, Siddhant Kohli (Year 11) had a great tournament despite a surprise loss against a young and talented player who plays for a club. He finished equal 1st with 6 wins out of 7, notably beating the highest-ranked player of the competition.  Addison Djatschenko (Year 9) and James Banbury(Year 12) continued their good record this year with 5 wins and Mitchell Fulton (Year 8) scored 4 1/2.

Our players showed great determination, enthusiasm and grace. It is good to see growth in skills and confidence in our young players.

The State final will be played on Monday 21 October.

Fabrice Dauchez
Person-in-Charge of Chess