Nathanael Tomlinson (from left), Timothy Harris, David Nelson and Patrick Harris before a game in Bundaberg.
Nathanael Tomlinson (from left), Timothy Harris, David Nelson and Patrick Harris before a game in Bundaberg.

Nathanael the king of chess

MARYBOROUGH’S Nathanael Tomlinson had all the winning moves in Bundaberg.

He won all seven games of chess he played during a tournament at Central State School.

Tomlinson finished ahead of Bundaberg’s Tim Harris, who finished the day with five-and-a-half games out of seven, while Maryborough’s Brandon Lowe finished third with five games out of seven.

But Tomlinson didn’t end his impressive run of form in the Rum City.

He won seven out of seven again in the opening round of the Wide Bay School Championships just a couple of days later.

Bundaberg Chess Club secretary Allan Menham said Tomlinson was certainly proving to be the player to beat.

“He’s a fantastic player – it’s that simple,” Menham said.

“He comes up here each month to play in our Sunday tournaments and he’s won them both so far this year.

“I’ve got no doubt he’ll win a grand slam this month.”



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