Founders’ Week 2013: Chess vs Old Boys

This year the contest took the form of a series of five-minute Blitz games with 8 Old Boys participating. After each round the schoolboys moved on to tackle a different opponent with five rounds being completed before all retired for a cuppa.

The schoolboys started slowly but finished strongly winning by 24½ to 15½. The best performers on the night were Guy Green (grade 12) and Jason Raad (grade 12) both on 4½ points, with the top Old Boy being equally strong – Peter-John Jacobs (2011) also scoring 4½.

The Old Boys’ team competing was: Chris Doidge (2002), Stephen Henderson (2011), Peter-John Jacobs (2011), Ed McPetrie (2012), Anthony Selley (2007), Cuan Stephenson (2012) and Stuart Vlok (2010).

The schoolboys team was Guy Green, Jason Raad, Luthando Siboya, Darren vd Valk, Hashiem Logday, Trevor Williams (all matric), Sean Cheney (grade 9) and Lovell Joseph (grade 8).

The table of results appears below.

Round 1 3½ 4½
Round 2 4 4
Round 3 5½ 2½
Round 4 6 2
Round 5 5½ 2½
Total 24½ 15½