Mazenod Chess program

The Mazenod Chess Club meets every Wednesday after school in the library, where our keen chess players receive a weekly lesson from an experienced senior chess coach.

Our coaches’ expertise has seen us continue to improve to become consistently one of the top chess schools in Victoria. The club has over sixty members and each week they participate in training and practice matches under timed match conditions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in chess development and school-based tournaments during sports time.

Every year we compete in two main competitions.

1. The Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC): Mazenod joined in 1999.

In the ACC we remain the undisputed leader in Catholic Schools Chess, regularly winning Division One of the Open, Intermediate and Junior tournaments.

Since joining the ACC, Mazenod has won:
21 of 23 Open Division One Chess competitions,
19 of 23 Intermediate (Years 9 & 10) Division One Chess competitions,
11 of 11 Junior (Years 7 & 8) Division One Chess competitions.

Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) Chess Results

Year Open Division 1 Junior (7-10) Division 1
1999 Premier Premier
2000 Premier Premier
2001 Premier Runner Up
2002 Runner Up Runner Up
2003 Third Premier
2004 Premier Premier
2005 Premier Runner Up
2006 Premier Premier
2007 Premier Premier
2008 Premier Premier
2009 Premier Premier
2010 Premier Premier
2011 Premier
2012 Premier
2013 Premier
2014 Premier
2015 Premier
2016 Premier
2017 Premier
2018 Premier
2019 Premier
2020 Premier
2021 Premier

Junior Division post 2010

Year Intermediate 9-10 Division 1 Junior 7-8 Division 1
2011 Premier Premier
2012 Premier Premier
2013 Premier Premier
2014 Premier Premier
2015 Premier Premier
2016 Premier Premier
2017 Premier Premier
2018 Runner Up Premier
2019 Premier Premier
2020 Premier Premier
2021 Premier Premier


2. The “Kids Unlimited” (formerly “Chesskids”) State and National Secondary Championships.

Each year we compete in a number of qualifying tournaments that lead up to the State finals. A top-three finish at these titles earns a place at the Kids Unlimited National Titles, held each December.

We have competed since 2006 in these very large competitions against schools from every sector in every State of Australia. Our results have been outstanding.

Mazenod has won;
National Titles
in the Middle Years in 2013 and 2016,
National Titles in the Open Division in 2007 and 2021,
State Titles in the Middle Years in 2014 and 2019,
State Titles in the Open Division in 2020 and 2021.


Senior (Open) Division

Year State Titles National Titles
2006 2nd 3rd
2007 3rd 1st
2008 2nd 3rd
2009 2nd 9th
2010 5th 7th
2011 3rd 5th
2012 4th DNQ
2013 3rd 3rd
2014 2nd 3rd
2015 2nd 2nd
2016 2nd 2nd
2017 2nd 2nd
2018 2nd 4th
2019 2nd 4th
2020 1st 2nd
2021 1st 1st

Junior (Yrs 7-9) Division

Year State Titles National Titles
2006 9th DNQ
2007 3rd 3rd
2008 3rd 3rd
2009 2nd 5th
2010 3rd 2nd
2011 8th DNQ
2012 4th DNQ
2013 2nd 1st
2014 1st 2nd
2015 3rd 2nd
2016 5th 1st
2017 3rd 3rd
2018 2nd 2nd
2019 1st 2nd
2020 3rd 3rd
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