Sports News

Golf

Our ACC Junior Golf Team are back to back to back ACC Champions. Congratulations to the junior golfers listed below who again showed their dominance, now three years in a row by winning the ACC Junior Golf at Northern Golf Course on Monday 15 October.

The top four scores out of a team of eight players is added up after 18 holes of golf. Out of all the ACC schools the lowest score wins and that was De La! Congratulations to the whole team!

  • William Purdie 75
  • Levi Wardle 78
  • Michael Yuen 84
  • Kaimana Teohaere 95
  • Jordan Yuen 106
  • Ethan Manakis 112
  • William Flynn 115
  • Tyler Stewart 119
  • Thomas Seddon (Reserve)

Michael Yuen, Year 5 takes a swing to get across the pond (watch out for the ducks!)

Mr Peter Crellin and Mr Ken Stokes
Junior and Senior Golf Coaches

Chess

Quick thinking, nimble fingers and careful strategy were the order of the day at Parade College on Wednesday 10 October, as over 200 students from Years 7 to 10 took part in the annual ACC Junior and Intermediate Chess tournament. It was a very enjoyable experience for the students involved, some of whom were competing in an ACC Chess event for the first time. The Parade College staff and students were outstanding hosts and continue to provide wonderful support to the ACC in looking after our event requirements so well.

When the results were announced at the end of the day, it was a case of “back to the future”. For the first time in many a long year, the De La Salle team was crowned Division 1 champions – in fact, their last victory in a Division 1 chess competition was back in 1997 when they won the Open event for the third year in succession. Their run of success back then was brought to a halt by CBC in 1998, before the Mazenod onslaught upon joining the Association in 1999. Since then, Mazenod has won 55 out of 60 Division 1 titles across Open, Intermediate and Junior competitions. It was a well‐earned victory for De La Salle and a great way for the students to acknowledge the fantastic work of their coach Mr Larry Evans, who is hanging up the boots after guiding the De La team since 1995. Congratulations to all involved!

Mr Justin Bourke
Chess Coordinator

Back to The Duce Issue 2018 15 - 18 October 2018