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Macleans College strong at National Interschools Chess Finals

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Macleans College players at the National Interschools Chess Finals.

Macleans College’s top chess team has come away from a national competition with a top 10 finish.

Following on from a dominant victory in the Eastern Zone Schools Chess Competition, the premier Macleans College chess team travelled to Christchurch to compete against other schools from all over New Zealand that emerged victorious in their respective regions.

Top teams in the secondary division competed in a seven round Swiss style tournament with rapid formatting (25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment per match) during the weekend of October 1-2.

This year’s tournament hosted the fiercest competition seen, and the team, consisting of Alvin Cheng, Allan Han, TJ Kichavadi, Jay Zhao, and George Guo, clashed with strong opponents, some including titled players who were recognised internationally.

Macleans College managed to rank seventh equal nationally.

“Many thanks to the teachers, Mr Chang and Mr Yang who made this event possible for the chess team,” the school said.

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