The annual school chess tournament was well supported, with around 70 students competing during lunchtimes in Term Two.
Some games were short and others were tense and exciting, taking several sessions to reach a conclusion.
It was great to see students come and have a go, gaining points for their house.
Congratulations to Elise Oxenham who came second in the Secondary section and Ella Hill who came third in the Intermediate section in the Bay of Plenty Girls’ Chess Tournament. Both girls were awarded their certificate and medal during a recent school assembly.
The results for 2018 are:
Year 7: Ella Hill Kurt Hill
Year 8: Jacob Pinto Braden Aleksich
Year 9: Samuel Rush Jordan Smith
Year 10: Michael Tran Torben Oxenham
Year 11: Nicolai Fourie Felix Lowe
Year 12: Thomas Kengmana Alex Fourie
Year 13: Leon Castle Jun Lee
Junior Chess Champion: Jacob Pinto
Intermediate Chess Champion: Michael Tran
Senior Chess Champion: Leon Castle
SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPION: Jacob Pinto
This event was wonderfully supported by students and, as a result, we have started having Chess Club after school once a week. The prizes of certificates, medals, cups and chocolate were very popular, and we are all looking forward to next year’s tournament, where the current champions can be challenged.
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