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Wishart Wins House Chess!

September 21, 2018 at 5:12 PM

After two terms of intense competition involving almost 100 boys from across the Houses, four Middle School and four Senior School boys worked their way to the top of the table for a place in the House Chess final today, on a mufti day, played in front of the whole school! 

The first recorded chess competitions took place in the mid- 19th century; in the intervening 170 years, it’s a pretty safe bet that there has never been another competition to match this one! This was not a hushed space with time to reflect on the next move. More attuned to a gathering at a boxing ring, the entire school encircled the giant chess board with house chants ringing out across the hall! With only 20 minutes to complete the game, with a maximum 30 seconds allocated per move, our competitors were kept on their toes thinking through the next move! 

The top two players from each age group played on the giant board whilst those vying for 3rd and 4th played on a regular board in the Chapel sanctuary. Well done to all eight players. Ferguson Muthu won the Senior School division with Scott Nel wining the Middle School event. With points combined, Wishart were the overall winners!

Middle School Results:
1st Scott Nel
2nd Michael Hui
3rd Connor Scarrow
4th Ben Worrall 

Senior School Results:
1st Ferguson Muthu
2nd Oscar Preuss
3rd Rosha TerWal
4th Luca Roberton 

Overall House Results:
1st Wishart
2nd equal Cargill and Chalmers
3rd Hamilton

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