Interschools Results

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2022 Results

West Auckland Secondary Interschool Championships
Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Organised by Bob and Viv Smith on behalf of the Waitakere Chess Club.
Venue: Kelston Boys High School, Auckland.

20 students from 3 schools competed in the West Auckland Secondary Chess Championship at Kelston Boys High School. Participation was down this year due to Covid and other factors. The 4 teams played a double round-robin. The Medal Winners were:

1st Avondale College (Rohit Mudaliar, Aanand Madav, Baraa Zara, Abraham Deng, Justin Yang)
2nd Green Bay High (Harry Cronin, Daniel Geronimo, Breno Miranda, Roman Wilcox, Maalav Garg)
3rd Kelston Boys’ High (Jay Kaufusi, Cikky Wang, Mark Siliko, Cyclone Tamarua, Chris Maka)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1: Rohit Mudaliar (Avondale College) 5/5
Board 2: Aanand Madav (Avondale College) 4/4
Board 3: Baraa Zara (Avondale College) 6/6
Board 4: Roman Wilcox (Green Bay High) 4.5/6

Avondale College qualifies for the National Finals in Christchurch in October.

Avondale College

Champions Avondale College: Rohit Mudaliar, Aanand Madav, Baraa Zara, Abraham Deng, and Justin Yang with organisers Viv and Bob Smith

Green Bay High

Silver medallists Green Bay High: Harry Cronin, Daniel Geronimo, Breno Miranda, Roman Wilcox and Maalav Garg

Kelston Boys High A

Bronze medallists Kelston Boys High A: Jay Kaufusi, Cikky Wang, Mark Siliko, Cyclone Tamarua and Chris Maka

Top boards

Top board: Bd 1 Rohit Mudaliar, Bd 2 Aanand Madav and Bd 3 Zara Baraa (all from Avondale College) and Bd 4 Roman Wilcox (Green Bay High)

Adeline Blair

Kelston Boys' High School Principal Adeline Blair receives chess books from Waitakere Chess Club
for hosting the West Auckland Secondary and Intermediate Championships 2022 – with organisers Bob and Viv Smith

West Auckland Primary Interschool Championships
Tuesday, 21st June 2022

Organised by Bob and Viv Smith on behalf of the Waitakere Chess Club.
Venue: St Pauls Primary School, Massey, Auckland.

31 teams from 13 schools competed in the West Auckland Primary Chess Championship held Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at St Paul's School, Massey. The Medal Winners were:

1st Arahoe A (Justin Wang, Jerome Tao, Darren So, Carol Wang)
2nd ACG Sunderland A (Richard Liu, Zack Wang, Yuli Tang, Knox Xu )
3rd ACG Sunderland B (Amy Deng, Pradyun Bulusu, Evelyn Law, Samuel Qiao)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1: Max Xia (Western Heights A) and Justin Wang (Arahoe A) received a certificate for 6/6
Board 2: Joshua Wang (Western Heights C) 6/6
Board 3: Darren So (Arahoe A) 6/6
Board 4: Carol Wang (Arahoe A) 6/6

Arahoe, ACG Sunderland, and Lincoln Heights all qualify for the National Finals in October.

West Auckland Primary Champs 2022

128 students competing in West Auckland Primary Champs 2022 at St Paul's School, Massey.

Gold medallists – Arahoe A

Champions - Arahoe A; Justin Wang, Jerome Tao, Darren So and Carol Wang with teacher Megan Conolly and organisers Viv and Bob Smith.

Silver medallists – ACG Sunderland A

Silver medalists - ACG Sunderland A; Richard Liu, Zack Wang, Yuli Tang, and Knox Xu with teacher Sheba Butler.

Bronze medallists – ACG Sunderland B

Bronze medallists - ACG Sunderland B; Amy Deng, Pradyun Bulusu, Evelyn Law, Samuel Qiao with teacher Sheba Butler.

South Auckland Intermediate Schools Championship
Friday, 17th June 2022

Organised by Papatoetoe Chess Club
Venue: Papatoetoe High School, Nicholson Ave, Papatoetoe

The South Intermediate Interschools Chess Competition for 2022 was attended by 8 teams representing 2 schools at Papatoetoe High School, who were the hosts. Attending were Greenmeadows and Pukekohe Christian. The final placings:

Gold: Pukekohe Christian A
Silver: Pukekohe Christian B
Bronze: Greenmeadows A

Pukekohe Christian have qualified as finalists.

Pukekohe Christian A

Pukekohe Christian A: Brenda Lee, (organiser), Jack Morse, Jack Gantley, Jacob, Samuel Vorster

Pukekohe Christian B

Pukekohe Christian B: Neil Vorster (coach), Ruben van Tonder, Blake Lockie, Jacob Tucker, Liam Loef,

Greenmeadows A

Greenmeadows A: Back: Leah Tofte-Dorr (coach), Jackson Wordsworth, Marco Fagundes, Aaryan Kumar. Front: Cain Nelson, Nathan Allan

South Auckland Secondary Schools Championship
Friday, 17th June 2022

Organised by Papatoetoe Chess Club
Venue: Papatoetoe High School, Nicholson Ave, Papatoetoe

The South Secondary Interschools Chess Competition for 2022 was attended by 20 teams representing 4 schools at Papatoetoe High School, who were the hosts. Attending were Kings College, One Tree Hill College, Papatoetoe High, and Pukekohe Christian.

The final placings were

Gold: One Tree Hill College A
Silver: Kings College A
Bronze: Pukekohe Christian A.

Because 20 teams entered, both One Tree Hill College and Kings College have qualified as finalists.

One Tree Hill College A

One Tree Hill College A: Yaswanth Sirivuri, Waimana James, George Zhang, Jonathon Hookings

Kings College A

Kings College A: Jacob Chai, Vincent Cai, Jack Li, Winston Weng

Pukekohe Christian A

Pukekohe Christian A: Rourke Poirier, Gracie Kwon, Sukhpreet Singh, AJ McGregor

East Auckland Primary Championship, Auckland
Wednesday, 15th June 2022

Organised by Ying Wang, Summit Chess Club
Venue: Pt View School, 25 Kilkenny Drive, Howick.

1st Point View - A
Somaraju, Sai Vivan K
Zhang, Harvey
Li, Olivia
Somaraju, Jathin Nandan

2nd Sunnyhills - A
Ye, Annie
Huang, Jayden
Yao, Alex Runfeng
Yang, Eric

3rd Pigeon Mountain - A
Liu, Zikun Kenneth
Guan, Dian
Tao, Hugo
Jayawickrama, Vihandu V S

Certificates for best board winners:
Board 1: Lobo, Isaac (Owairoa - A) 6/6
Board 2: Zhang, Franklyn (Macleans - A) 6/6
Board 3: Li, Olivia (Point View - A) 6/6
Board 4: Somaraju, Jathin Nandan (Point View - A) 6/6

The following players also got the perfect scores:
Somaraju, Sai Vivan K Board 1 for Point View - A 6/6
Chen, William Board 2 for Our Lady Star of the Sea - A 6/6
Wang, Jeremy Board 3 for Pigeon Mountain - I 6/6

As there were 48 teams competing, Point View, Sunnyhills, and Pigeon Mountain all qualify for the National Finals.

Point View

Point View

Sunnyhills

Sunnyhills

Pigeon Mountain

Pigeon Mountain

Board winners

Board winners

South Auckland Primary Schools Championship
Thursday, 9th June 2022

Organised by Papatoetoe Chess Club
Venue: Everglade Primary School, 64 Everglade Drive, Manukau

The South Auckland Primary Interschools Chess Competition for 2022 was attended by 15 teams representing 7 schools at Everglade Primary. Attending were Everglade, Flat Bush, Holy Cross Catholic, Papatoetoe Central, Puhinui, Pukekohe Christian, and Strathallan.

The final placings were:

Gold for first: Everglade
Silver for joint second: Papatoetoe Central and Strathallan
Bronze for fourth: Holy Cross Catholic

Everglade

Everglade: Vivaan Goswani, Adit Palanisamy, Vihaan Chowdavarapu, Srirama Nimmakayala

Papatoetoe Central

Papatoetoe Central: Albin Jose, Brian Nguyen, Bryan Do, Henry Dang

Strathallan

Strathallan: Samuel Speedy, Kieran Louw, Yanshan Bao, Max Wang

Holy Cross Catholic

Holy Cross Catholic: Mikha'el Tala'imanu, Andreus Oraha, Abraham Wulf, Masi Esekielu, Fili Setima Autagavaia