Five juniors were amongst the fifteen players involved in the Noosa Chess Club‘s recent Thursday night tournament.
Each competitor had four games with 15 minutes on the clock and all the young players put up a strong showing against their more experienced opponents.
After two rounds, the top 5 positions included 3 juniors with Brodie, Rubin and Patrick having made an impressive start to the event.
Round 3 saw Rubin defeat Brodie in a close encounter to be in equal first position with a perfect score of 3 out of 3. Patrick’s game ended in a draw and he was now in outright third with 2.5 points.
The final round pitched young Rubin against the tournament’s hot favourite, the very solid and determined Ralph. The number one seed proved a little too strong for the gritty young lad and Ralph finished the tournament undefeated on 4 out of 4 while Rubin and Brodie finished equal second on 3 points.
Two more juniors finished in the top 7 with Patrick and Noah both earning 2.5 points.
The Noosa Chess Club meets several times each week and welcomes anyone from absolute beginners to experts and every standard of player in between. Coaching is also available. Contact Pete Cam on 0478 501 919 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or check us out on noosachess.org