HBHS dominate at Waikato Secondary Schools Chess Championships

Teacher in Charge of Chess, Mr Graham Nolan, reports on the HBHS Chess teams and their success at the recent Waikato Championships.

On Sunday 7 August HBHS entered two teams in the Waikato Secondary Schools Chess Championship. Six teams of four players participated in the round robin tournament with the winning team qualifying to represent the Waikato in the NZ National Secondary Championships during the September vacation.

Our Second Team of Brandon Cuellar, Shilong Yang (captain), Jacky Jin and Cooper Quinn performed very well to be placed third. 

Our First Team of Krishan Deo, Sivaram Manoharan (captain), Eushin Kang and Alister Teow won the tournament with a 100% score, beating each of the other 5 teams 4-0. This is a very rare result in Tournament Chess and our players can be justifiably proud of their achievements. We congratulate our players on being crowned Waikato Champions and wish them well for the Nationals in September.


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