Last night the Inter-secondary Chess Championships were held at
Cashmere High School. The Burnside A-Team proved to be the best
team in Christchurch. Having beaten Christs College, Boys High, and
St. Andrews among others they finally went down 1.5-2.5 to
Ashburton College in the final, so gaining second place in the
A-Grade competition. Well done to Iain Thirring, Samuel Li, Gagjan
Thillaikkannan, and James Calder-Knight.
Meanwhile the B-Team won their final against Riccarton 3-1 to win
the B-Grade competition. This means that Burnside will have two
teams in the A-Grade next year. Well done to Andrew Cai,
Christopher Henry, Elias Mohammad, and Josh Costa-Mitchell.