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Mazenod College Chess Club

The Mazenod Chess Club meets every Wednesday afternoon where our keen chess players receive a lesson from experienced senior chess player Don Machel. Don has been our coach for many years now and his expertise has seen us continue to improve to become consistently one of the top chess schools in Victoria. The club has well over forty five members and each week twenty or more participate in training and practice matches under timed match conditions.

Every year we compete in two main competitions.

1. The Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC): Mazenod joined in 1999.

In the ACC – where we remain the undisputed leader in Catholic Schools Chess, we recently won our seventh title in a row.

Since joining the ACC, Mazenod has won 28 of the 33 Division 1 Chess competitions.

Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) Chess Results

  Open Division 1 Open Division 2 Junior (7-10) Division 1 Junior Division 2
1999 Premier   Premier  
2000 Premier   Premier  
2001 Premier   Runner Up  
2002 Runner Up Runner Up Runner Up Third
2003 Third Premier Premier Premier
2004 Premier   Premier  
2005 Premier & Fourth   Runner Up Runner Up
2006 Premier & Fourth   Premier Premier
2007 Premier & Runner Up   Premier  
2008 Premier & Third   Premier & Runner Up  
2009 Premier & Third   Premier & Runner Up  
2010 Premier & Runner Up   Premier & Runner Up Premier
      Junior 9-10 Division 1 Junior 7-8 Division 1
2011 Premier & Runner Up   Premier & Runner Up Premier, Runner Up & Fifth
2012 Premier, Runner Up & Fourth   Premier Premier, Runner Up & Third
2013 Premier, Runner Up & Third   Premier, Third & Seventh Premier, Runner Up & Third


2. The “Chesskids” State and National Secondary Championships.

Each year we compete in a number of qualifying tournaments that lead up to the ChessKids State finals. A top three finish at these titles earns a place at the ChessKids National Titles, held at Monash University each December. .

We have competed for the last eight years in these very large competitions against schools from every sector in every State of Australia. Our results have been outstanding, culminating in our National Title in the Middle Years in November 2013.

Senior (Open) Division     Junior (Yrs 7-9) Division  
  State Titles National Titles           State Titles National Titles
2006      2nd        3rd                    9th  
2007      3rd        1st                    3rd          3rd
2008      2nd        3rd                    3rd          3rd
2009      2nd        9th                    2nd          5th
2010      5th        7th                    3rd          2nd
2011      3rd        5th                    8th  
2012      4th                      4th  
2013      3rd        3rd                    2nd          1st