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.