Library Week chess competition | 30 October 2019
Belonie secondary school winners
The big prize stayed home this year as the Belonie secondary school team won the Library Week chess competition it organised on Tuesday October 15 at the St Louis district’s community centre.
On top of winning the overall title, the school also produced the best male and female players.
The Belonie secondary school organised the Library Week competition in collaboration with the Seychelles Chess Federation and five secondary schools – Belonie, English River, Plaisance, Mont Fleuri and Pointe Larue – as well as the St Louis Chess Club took part in the annual event.
Each team comprised four players and the tournament was played over five rounds.
After the five rounds, Belonie secondary school finished first with 17 points, followed by English River with 15 points, St Louis Chess Club with 11.5 points, Plaisance with 7.5 points, Mont Fleuri with 5.5 points and Pointe Larue with 3.5 points.
Mohamed Afran of Belonie secondary school was voted the best male player after all five of his matches, while Elisha Dufrenne also of Belonie secondary took the best female player prize after also amassing five wins in five games played.
The prize-giving ceremony was held on Friday October 25, 2019.
The Belonie secondary school would like to thank the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, the different secondary schools for taking part, the St Louis district administration, the sponsors and the Seychelles Chess Federation for the continuous support for making the event a success.
The accompanying photos were taken during the competition’s prize-giving ceremony.