The Western Australian Interschool Chess Championships was run by Kids Unlimited and played online on Tornelo. There were two divisions, a Primary event and a Secondary event. In both divisions, the winners were clear of the rivals, though the fight for second place was very close.
Carmel Primary won the Primary division scoring the only perfect score in any State Final this year, their top 4 players all scoring 9/9! There was then then only 2.5 points dividing the other 3 schools with Mt Barker Community College taking second place.
Perth Modern took out the Secondary title with a round to spare, but second placed Leeming Senior High only finished a point ahead of Wesley College.
In Tornelo we can see who played the biggest upset wins in the event. A biggest upset win is scored over someone who's opponent was rated higher than them. In the Primary division, Samuel Bunker of Kendenup Primary produced the biggest upset winning against a player rated 192 points more than him. Funnily enough his opponent also had a great result, scoring the second biggest upset in the tournament! In this position both players have broken some rules about how we should best play the opening. Queens shouldn't move out too early, and knights don't like the edge of the board. Samuel was White, and he was able to break through to Black's weak spot f7 by removing the defender 1.Bxh6 Qxh6 2.Qxf7. If Black's knight had been on its best square, f6, then this would not have been possible! This great start helped Samuel to his great win!