King's Chess Teams Enjoy a Successful Competition


Last week, King's chess teams attended their first interschool chess tournament of 2022 and enjoyed a very successful start to the year's competition. Primary teams participated last Tuesday, while the High School teams' event was held on Wednesday. King’s Chess Team 2 had an outstanding performance that earned them second place, only half a point behind Somerset. King's Teams 1, 3 and 4 took out third, fourth and fifth respectively - a particularly outstanding outcome by Team 1, who were down a player from the fourth round. Congratulations to Darren Lin and Luka Hart for placing third and second respectively, in the individual section. Darren earned five points for his team, while Luka, our King's Chess Captain, secured 5.5 points to bump our Team 1 into Third place.

In Primary Divisions B and C, King’s Team 6 came out strong with 18 full points and successfully winning First Place! Jackson Burgermeister earned 7 points, and Kian Illiuk and Jayden Taylor earned 6 each, cementing the three-man team to finish First in B division. King's Team 12 also achieved an astonishing 18 points to secure the win in Division C. In the High School competition, Edwin Choi took out First Place - individual tied on countback with 5.5 points - just ahead of Cooper Whitaker also on 5.5. Micah Young and Tristan Smith also showed their skills, helping bring the team to an outstanding 19.5 points - 1.5 points ahead of second place. Well done to all of our High School teams for showing their Chess prowess and taking out the top tournament title. Well done to all our teams for representing King's so well.