Manawatu Regional Chess Competition

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Manawatu Regional Chess Competition
by Sally Wenham - Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 4:38 PM

On Wednesday 9th June, four Chess teams represented PNBHS in the Manawatu Regional Chess Competition. This year, the competition was held at the Takaro Bowling Club, Palmerston North and seven secondary schools competed.

PNBHS gained the following results:

First Place (Gold): A team

Second Place (Silver): B team

Third Place (Bronze): C team

With the D Team placing fourth overall. PNBHS A team retained both the title of “Manawatu Secondary Chess Team Champion” and the accompanying trophy, securing themselves a place in the National Inter-schools Finals Competition to be held in Tauranga, in October.

Well done to all involved.

Representing the school in each of the teams were the following students:

A Team:
Eli Hancock
Tommy Lu
Alex Clayton
Ihaia Mulholland

B Team:
Oliver Sexton
Jordan Huang
Jacob Kauri
Hanyuan Liu

C Team :
Luke Van Rynbach
Eugene Stassen
Fletcher Lochhead
Phoenix Harvie

D Team :
Carson Harvey
Liam Bland
Ruan Daniels
Zinzan Deans-Emery