St Patrick's retain chess championship

CHESS: St Patrick's Catholic School successfully defend the Primary Schools Perpetual Trophy in the Children's One-Day Tournament at Across The Waves Sports Club last week.

But 2010 High School Trophy winners Shalom College had to settle for third this time behind joint-champions Kepnock and Bundaberg State high schools.

St Patrick's won from Norville, St Luke's and Walkervale, while three of their students topped the primary standings, with Timothy Harris doing best from teammates Andrew Olley and his brother Patrick Harris, with Charles Liebenberg finishing fourth.

In the secondary section, Brandon Dahl finished in No.1 position, ahead of Rhys Mortensen, Jack Stuart and Quinn Holt.

Tournament co-ordinator Allan Menham said there was a record number of competitors with 47 in the secondary section and 102 in the primary, and a great day was had by all who attended.

St Patrick's had placed a creditable 13th in the primary section of the Queensland School Teams Chess Championships in Brisbane a week earlier, with Patrick and Timothy Harris coming in third and 12th respectively out of 126 players and Olley winding up 107th.

St Patrick's also took out the Regional Teams' section.

Meanwhile, Bundaberg Christian College finished 12th in the secondary section, with siblings Aishwarya Preshy placing seventh and Anish 51st in a field of 69.



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