The early result that shaped the tournament was Eugene Schon beating Bobby Cheng in round 3. Karl Zelesco turned out to be the other player who was beating all his opponents & the climatic final round saw Eugene playing Karl, with both players on 6/6. Although Karl won Eugene's queen, Eugene had a rook, knight & bishop for it & eventually converted this material edge into a win in the last game to finish in the tournament! This turned out to be a critical game, not only in terms of individual results, but also for the team results.
Individually, Eugene Schon was 1st with 7/7, with a number of players tied for 2nd with 6/7. Ultimately the 3rd place trophy went to Bobby Cheng, while Karl Zelesco was 2nd on countback. The team results saw Scotch College win by 1 point ahead of Melbourne Grammar, with Glen Waverley Secondary taking 3rd place.
I also took a few photos that I have included below
Round 7 underway, with the vital top board clash between Eugene Schon & Karl Zelesco
The trophies & medallions for the winning individuals & teams, as well as the perpetual trophy in the middle.Individual 1st place Eugene Schon receiving his trophy from Leonid Sandler