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North Shore Interschool Chess Competition Success!

The Kristin Middle School Chess Team, comprising Randal Chi Li, Leo Zhou, Ryan Fan and Lucas Liu won Bronze in the North Shore Interschool Competition and successfully qualified for the National Finals in Palmerston North.

On 29 July, four players representing Kristin, led by Mrs Sun, competed six rounds at Wairau Intermediate School, reaching 3rd place out of 30 teams, just behind Takapuna A and Northcross A.

Subsequently, on 28-29 September they will be part of the National Finals, which will be held in Palmerston North. In this two-day tournament, the team will play 6 rounds with other schools. In each game, all players will have 15 minutes plus 5 second increment time and will only compete against other players which have the same board numbers. They will play the most successive teams in New Zealand, also on the day many awards will be given with trophies and medals for top teams!

Overall, a great start for Kristin and we wish them luck in the National Finals!

By Ryan Fan, Year 7

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