Manawatū Regional Schools’ Chess Competition

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Manawatū Regional Schools’ Chess Competition
by Gerard Atkin - Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:03 PM

On Wednesday the 5th of August the Palmerston North Boys’ High School A, B and C chess teams competed in the Manawatū Regional Schools’ Chess Competition at PNINS. Results were excellent across the board, with Tommy Lu coming 2nd place overall in the tournament and Cameron Van Rynbach placing 3rd overall. Both Tommy and Cameron won all of their games.

The A team placed 1st overall in the tournament, winning the Regional Competition and qualifying for the National Championships later this year. Alex Clayton won 5 of his 6 games, a highly commendable achievement, as he played the second-best players on each school's team, while Eli Hancock achieved the same results on First Board. An excellent, productive and high achieving day for the PNBHS teams. The team would like to thank Mr Hann, Mrs Belton and everybody else involved in organising and attending the event.