The Mazenod Chess team was highly successful this year and fortunately still able to compete and hold a number of tournaments, including some played remotely from home. The Mazenod Open tournament was won by Jackie Li in Year 8 in a competition against students from all year levels, while Alston Pham and Anderson Gong won the Intermediate and Junior divisions respectively. Cebula won the overall House tournament as well as the Junior division, with Anthony and Albini triumphing in the Senior and Intermediate divisions. Special congratulations to Kevin Tran for winning the Open Rising Star and Chris Boey for the Junior Rising Star trophy. The ACC and State Championships MVP went to Duleesha Gunaratne.

The ACC competitions were a success this year, as the Mazenod teams persevered and adapted to different tournament structures, with some competitions played from home and online due to quarantine. The Junior teams, led by Junior Captain, Jackie Li, played very well, coming 1st, 3rd and 4th overall. Similarly, the Intermediate Captain, Duleesha Gunaratne, led the Intermediate teams to victory, as they placed 1st, 2nd and 4th in their ACC tournaments. In the ACC Open tournaments, the teams led by College Chess Captain Dylan Baptist were also very strong, as they placed 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th. The Years 7–9 team led by Christopher Hermawan placed very well in the Chesskids Middle Years State Championships, as they came 3rd in the tournament. Likewise, the Open team played amazingly this year, coming first in the State Open Championship for the first time ever. All teams look forward to competing in the National Championships in December and hope for continued Mazenod Chess success in 2021.

Dylan Baptist, Chess Captain

Back L to R: Mr Jenkinson, Jackie Li, Danny le, Darko Trkulja, Liam Raymond, Benjamin Gurevich, Christopher Hermawan, Chris Boey, Khoi Do, Duleesha Gunaratne, Mr Coghlan
Front L to R: Ryan Peiris,
Sheon Jomy, Michael Kim, Anderson Gong, Elias Ng, Philip Pham, Deni Trkulja, Dylan Baptist (Capt), James Chen, Sean Hong, Kevin Tran
Sebastian Poh, Aston Pham
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