Parktown Boys’ Chess A-Team retained the crown of Champions of Johannesburg after beating King David Linksfield by 4(5.5) to 4(2.5) in a thrilling final played at Jeppe Boys’ High School last Monday.
The tournament’s final took place in two stages: firstly both teams drew 4-4 after 1.5 hours of high quality matches. The draw obliged the teams to go to a 10 minutes a-side knock out round that ended with a resounding Parktown Boys’ victory 5.5 to 2.5.
Previously, Parktown beat Saheti by 4(6)-4(2) in a semi final that also finished with a draw in the first match, whilst King David Linksfield beat St John’s College by 5.5 to 2.5 in the other semifinal.
Champions: Parktown Boys
Runner-up: King David Linksfield
3rd Place: Saheti
4th Place: St John’s College
5th: King Edwards VII
6th: Jeppe Boys
7th: Hyde Park
8th: Queens High
9th: Jeppe Girls
With this result, Parktown Boys High School accumulated their 3rd victory in 4 years, setting itself as the Chess powerhouse of Johannesburg.
2017: Champions, beating King David Linksfield.
2016: Champions (Jeppe, could not play the final).
2015: 3rd place, losing to Jeppe Boys in semis and beating St John’s for the 3rd place.
2014: Champions of the Gauteng-South 5-a-side.
From Left to Right: Mr D Mercier (MIC); K Perumal (Gr 10)l; G Alexander (Gr 12, Captain); S Sarelis (Gr 11), I Nkana (Gr 12); K Moodley (Gr 10); C Els (Gr 9); B Said (Gr 9) and Z Habib (Gr 12, vice-captain).