Hillcrest High, ‘chess’ the best

2016-09-13 06:00

HILLCREST High School’s (HHS) theme for this year is “Going for Gold”, and that is exactly what the chess team did.

After putting in a sterling performance over the past two years, where HHS come third and then second, this year the team won the Padssa League.

Teacher Mrs Liz Gomes said her pupils achieved first place with “several training sessions, long Saturday mornings, and sheer determination”.

Individual team members also performed well with Alex Kusel and Ryan Kippen excelling in the eThekwini Youth Championships.
Kippen played in the KZN squad last year, in the SA Junior Championships and has been selected again this year.
Also to be commended is Alister Comins, who has been a member of the chess team for five years, and has had a virtually unblemished season this year.

The team is already looking forward to next year, but will miss its three matric players, who will leave a huge gap in the team.

The team thanks Marriot and Mrs Kippen, who have been very generous in their sponsorship of the Hillcrest High Chess Team this year.

Team members in rank order are: Benjamin Seip, Samuel Verster, Ryan Kippen, Alister Comins, Alex Kusel, Reece Fuller, Julia Schuaerte, Kyle Jansen Van Vuuren, Cameron Narainsamy, Joshua Mare and Mholi Nkabinde.

Results:

1st Hillcrest 40,5

2nd Kloof and PBHS tie 33,5

4th Kearsney and Werde tie 22,5

6th NiIgiri 14

7th Gelofte 3,5


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