HBHS All-powerful in Chess Power Tournament
On Thursday the 13th of June, eleven boys from HBHS travelled to Ngaruawahia for the Term 2 Chess Power Regional Qualifier.
In a landslide result that exceeded the team's expectations, all of the HBHS players won all seven games that they played (no two persons from the same school played each other). This gave us (counting the top 4 players in our team) 28 points, the best possible score, while Ngaruawahia High School (A) and Te Kuiti High only scored 12 1/2 and 12 points respectively. Unsurprisingly, HBHS came first overall as a team. Individually, Max Stephens came first in the event, with Nathanael Loy placing second and Ben Wright taking third place. Michael Lin (4), Joel Crombie (5), Andy Song (6), Cam Sundararaj (7), Sean Clark (8), Zane Brown (9), Lasen Silva (10), and Daniel Dizon (11) also participated in the event. As every member of the HBHS team had won the same number of games (7), all placings were decided on tiebreak. The boys were very happy with the result, and all team members received golden first place medals and Distinction-category (top 5% requiring 6 to 7 points) certificates. The chess team would like to thank Mr Nolan for organising for us to play at the event and acknowledge the support from parents in making this event possible.
By Nathanael Loy