08 September, 2008
Report from CSC Jnr. Campus Tournament
They came from far and wide. About 100 Students from Daylesford, Kyneton, Maryborough and local primary schools came to do battle for bragging honours at the annual CSC (Castlemaine Secondary College) Chess Championship.
All of the students seemed to handle the rigors of the tournament day really well. They were highly motivated and played some really exciting games. It was no place for the faint hearted and a wholesome competitive spirit permeated the proceedings.
The tournament included three primary schools whose students often matched it with the secondary school students and never flinched when confronted by stronger more mature opponents. Their attitude was 'bring it on'!
CSC junior campus's team consisting of Joel Vearing, the outright tournament winner, Patrick Kelly second, Zac Gillet fourth, Jun Jun Robins fifth, Jesse Cameron and Matt Morgan sixth, and Max Nachman eigth, all of whom formed the nucleaus of last years all conqueroring CSC team that went on to become sixth in the Australian national titles, dominated the tournament.
All the students had good attitudes and were resilient in the face of defeat taking their losses in their strides.
Castlemaine Primary School won the primary school section and finished equal second over all. Matthew Hunter, Jordan Furlong, Oscar Black, Kaleb McBride, and Iona Moller all doing exceptionally well ,and showing that once again Castlemaine Primary School will be a formidable force in the upcoming Mt Alexander School Cluster Tournament to be held on the 15th of September.
The positive feed back we had for the day was awesome, and we all extend our hearty appreciation to Mark Johansson for his hard work and sacrifice in making it happen.