This week sees the Victorian Junior Interschool Finals for chess over different sections. Today was the Junior Primary event, a tournament for players of Grade 3 or below. It was a fiercely competitive event with only 4 points splitting the top 6 schools! The lead changed lots of times throughout the event, but in the end the winners were Doncaster Gardens Primary School!
The top scorer of the day was Glendal Primary's Deethya Sai Katakam who scored an amazing 9/9. Deethya played very solidly, and once she was ahead in material, she finished the games off fairly easily. There were some big fights for her.
Deethya is White and has just played b4 attacking Black's bishop. This bishop doesn't have many safe squares, so see if you can save it. You can see if Black managed to save their bishop, and check your own ideas here.
State Finals week continues tomorrow with the Primary Division followed by Secondary events on Wednesday and Thursday, and a Girls Only tournament on Friday. These are shaping up to be great tournaments. There are already close to 200 players in tomorrow's Primary finals!