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Southland Regional Chess Tournament

Southland Regional Chess Tournament

James Hargest College students once again proved to be a formidable force at the annual Regional Chess Tournament. Following on the success of finishing second in the National Finals in 2015, the team got straight down to business on the day. 

Finn Holden (ranked 17th nationally) led the early charge for the senior team, with Jake Meikle presenting an equally strong game plan. The senior team including Anthony Kuan and Liam Barnes went on to take the Gold for overall school title, with James Hargest intermediate team taking the Silver Medal. 

The intermediate team presented a strong challenge for the overall title with Teegan Strudwicke (ranked 16th nationally) leading the way. Teegan took the Gold as the Best Girl, and Gold as the overall winner, beating James Hargest Senior Students Finn Holden and Jake Meikle who took the Silver and Bronze respectively. 

The intermediate team of Teegan Strudwicke, Regan Cross, Charlie Sampson and Corbin Fraser took Gold in the Intermediate section. All Gold medal winners are invited to the Chess National Championships in Wellington later this year. 

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27 May 2016