Five South End Chess players – Zac Brown, Sam Hunter, Samson Dell, Joseph Teofilo and young Connor Pogson (playing up in the intermediate level) – recently headed to Auckland to compete in the ChessPower Nationals, having won their regional tournament.

With 15 teams playing, our boys placed equal 6th and  Zac Brown ranked 9th out of the 75 individual competitors. We’re very proud of all their efforts.

Many thanks to Kim Teofilo, Russell Pogson and Minty Hunter for taking our team away and looking after them- especially after extreme winds forced them all to stay in Auckland unexpectedly for an extra night!

Zac Brown - ChessPower Nationals 2013 South End School

Zac Brown – ChessPower Nationals 2013

Samson Dell - ChessPower Nationals 2013 South End School

Samson Dell – ChessPower Nationals 2013