HBHS Chess Teams win at Waikato Secondary Schools Competition

This past weekend HBHS entered two teams in the Waikato Interschools Chess Tournament.  After 5 eventful rounds, our A Team, consisting of Eushin Kang, Shilong Yang (Captain), Sean Clark and Jacky Jin ended up winning the tournament with 9 match points.  Our B team consisting of Joel Crombie, Karan Singh (Captain), Cooper Quinn and Ben Wright finished just behind them on 8 points, beating two other schools’ A teams on the way. Eushin Kang and Sean Clark played particularly well, being the only players in the event to end on 100%, hence for the first time in the tournament our A and B teams took the top two placings. HBHS have won the right to represent the Waikato in the New Zealand secondary schools championship later in the year.   

The team is pictured at right:

Back: Cooper Quinn, Karan Singh

3rd Row:  Joel Crombie, Benjamin Wright

2nd Row:  Sean Clark, Shilong Yang

Front:  Eushin Kang, Jacky Jin





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