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July 28th 2020 - Central Auckland Primary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
1st Hillsborough Primary A (Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Grayson Po'e-Tofaeon, Ayaan Vasudeva, Xabi Jenkyn-Jones)
2nd Mt Roskill Primary A (Pranav Shenoy, Anas Zara, Daksh Bhatt, Dean Saunders)
3rd Hillsborough Primary B (Nithya Anegondi, Xavier Nakatsuji, Daniel Stewart, Naitik Sharma)

Certificates for best board winners went to:
Board 1: Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono (Hillsborough)
Board 2: Grayson Po'e-Tofaeon (Hillsborough)
Board 3: Ayaan Vasudeva (Hillsborough) and Alexander Southgate (Marshall Laing)
Board 4: Srirama Nimmakayala (Freemans Bay) and Xabi Jenkyn-Jones (Hillsborough)
All these players won all their games.

Hillsborough and Mt Roskill Primary qualify for the National Finals

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Wide shot   Bob Smith and Arran Connor
100 children play in the 2020 Central Auckland
Primary Championship at Ponsonby School.
  Organiser Bob Smith presents a chess book to teacher
Arran Connor for host school Ponsonby.
Board prize winners   Bronze medal winners Hillsborough Primary B team
Certificates went to the top players on each board - left to right -
Alexander Southgate (board 3 - Marshall Laing) Grayson
and Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Ayaan Vasudeva, and
Xabi Jenkyn-Jones (boards 1, 2 3, 4 Hillsborough) and Srirama Nimmakayala
(board 4 Freemans Bay)
  Bronze medal winners Hillsborough Primary B team - Nithya Anegondi,
Xavier Nakatsuji, Daniel Stewart, and Naitik Sharma
with coach Wayne McDougall
Silver medal winners Mt Roskill Primary   Gold medal winners Hillsborough Primary A team
Silver medal winners Mt Roskill Primary - Pranav Shenoy, Anas Zara,
Daksh Bhatt, and Dean Saunders.
  Gold medal winners Hillsborough Primary A team - Hunter and Grayson
Po'e-Tofaeono, Ayaan Vasudeva, and Xabi Jenkyn-Jones
with organisers Bob and Viv Smith,
and coach Wayne McDougall

July 30th 2020 - South Auckland Primary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
1st Holy Cross (Luke Do, Vince Abella, Laila Ofamo’ini, Long Ly, Pupi Muller)
2nd Puhinui A (Aryan Kumar, Troy Lee, Phoenix Wilson, Klara Yakoob, Noah Lee-Tukua)
3rd Papatoetoe East A (Tony Gao, Hamish Bycroft, Mahir Mudliar, Jaiansh Kumar, Rene French)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1: Luke Do (Holy Cross) 5/6
Board 2: Henry Dang (Papatoetoe Central) 5/6
Board 3: Khian Hiakita-Tui (Clendon Park) 4.5/6
Board 4: Long Ly (Holy Cross) 6/6

Holy Cross Primary qualifies for the National Primary Finals

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Wide shot   Bob Smith and Arran Connor
72 children compete in the 2020 South Auckland
Primary Championship at Everglade School
  Organiser Bob Smith presents a chess book to Deputy
Principal Judith Roberts for host school Everglade Primary
Board prize winners   Bronze medal winners Papatoetoe East
Viv and Bob with best board players - left to right -
Long Ly (board4 Holy Cross), Khian Hiakita-Tui
(board 3 Clendon Park), Henry Dang (board 2 Papatoetoe
Central) and Luke Do (board 1 Holy Cross)
  Bronze medal winners Papatoetoe East - Rene French,
Jaiansh Kumar, Mahir Mudliar, Hamish Bycroft and
Tony Gao with coach Glenn Tabor.
Silver medal winners Puhinui School   Gold medal winners Holy Cross School
Silver medal winners Puhinui School - Noah Lee-Tukua,
Phoenix Wilson, Klara Yakoob, Troy Lee and
Aryan Kumar with their teacher Steve Pederson.
  South Auckland Primary Champions Holy Cross School - left to right -
Pupi Muller, Long Ly, Laila Ofamo'ini,
Vince Abella and Luke Do.

July 31st 2020 - Central Auckland Intermediate Championship, Auckland.
Results:
1st Auckland Normal A (Oscar Qin, Jacob Yuan, Michael Ma, Jerry Dai, Zi Hao Lin)
2nd ACG Parnell A (Felix Xie, Allen Weng, Ethan Zhang, Lanjun Liu)
3rd Waikowhai A (Isaiah Tan, Alex Howes, Hayden Kemp, Hamish Thomson)

Certificates for the best players on each board went to:
Board 1: Victor Coen (Ponsonby) and Felix Xie (ACG Parnell) 6/6
Board 2: Mantra Bhatt (Mt Roskill) and Martell Herrera (St Peters) 6/6
Board 3: Ethan Zhang (ACG Parnell) 5.5/6
Board 4: Moriel Dabre (St Peters) 5.5/6

Auckland Normal Intermediate and ACG Parnell have qualified to represent Central Auckland at the National finals.

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Wide shot   ACG Parnell v Auckland Normal
21 teams compete in the Central Auckland Intermediate
Championship at Mt Roskill Intermediate School under the
watchful eye of Bob Smith, Arbiter..
  Crucial round 3 match starts in good humour between ACG
Parnell (left) and Auckland Normal (right). Felix Xie plays Oscar Qin.
Board prize winners   Auckland Central Intermediate Champions - Auckland Normal
Best board scores - left to right - Martell Herrera
(board 2 St Peters), Mantra Bhatt (board 2 Mt Roskill),
Victor Coen (board 1 Ponsonby), Ethan Zhang
(board 2 ACG Parnell), Felix Xie (board 1 ACG Parnell)
and Moriel Dabre (board 4 St Peters)
  Auckland Central Intermediate Champions - Auckland Normal
– left to right - Oscar Qin, Jacob Yuan, Michael Ma,
Jerry Dai, Zi Hao Lin
Silver medalists ACG Parnell   Bronze medalists Waikowhai Intermediate
Silver medalists ACG Parnell – left to right - Felix Xie,
Allen Weng, Ethan Zhang, Lanjun Liu with coach Alex Huang
  Bronze medalists Waikowhai Intermediate - left to right
- Isaiah Tan, Alex Howes, Hayden Kemp, Hamish Thomson
with teacher aide Jimmi Zulaika.

August 1st 2020 - Otago and Southland Secondary Championship, Dunedin.
Qualifiers:
Logan Park High School (Otago)
James Hargest College (Southland)


August 4th 2020 - East Auckland Intermediate Championship, Auckland.
Results:
1st Somerville Intermediate A (Lucas Xiao, Tejasvi Kichavadi, Jay Zhao, James Chen)
2nd Bucklands Beach Intermediate A (Pasindu Jayawickrama, Wesley Lau, Sunny Liu, Chris Wang)
3rd Bucklands Beach Intermediate B (Justin Cui, Jerry Qiu, Krrish Sunil Dath, Emily Chan)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1 Michael Lu (Somerville D) 5.5/6
Board 2 Tejasvi Kichavadi (Somerville A) 5.5/6
Board 3 Jay Zhao (Somerville A) 6/6
Board 4 James Chen (Somerville A) 6/6

Somerville Intermediate qualifies for the National Intermediate Finals

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Wide shot   Co-organiser Viv Smith presents best board certificates
61 students compete in the East Auckland Intermediate
Champs at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School.
  Co-organiser Viv Smith presents a best board
certificate to >Michael Lu, board 1 for
Somerville. His team mates also top
scored on their boards - left to right
James Chen (bd4), Jay Zhao (bd3),
and Tejasvi Kichavadi (bd2)
Winners Somerville Intermediate A team   Four Bucklands Beach Intermediate teams
Winners Somerville Intermediate A team
left to right - teacher Mark Barlow with
James Chen, Jay Zhao, Tejasvi Kichavadi,
and Lucas Xiao.
  Four Bucklands Beach Intermediate teams from
the host school, half of them wearing
their bronze and silver medals.

August 4th 2020 - East Auckland Secondary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
1st Macleans College A (Jasmine Zhang, Terry Shen, Oliver Dai, Devon Patabendige)
2nd St Kentigern College B (Ethan Liu, Eric Liang, Yuke Chan, Nico McKinlay)
3rd St Kentigern College A (Daniel Huang, Nathan Xu, Alex Young, Alan Chen, Jann Schmiedel)

Certificates for the best players on each board went to:
Board 1 Jasmine Zhang (Macleans A) 5.5/6
Board 2 Terry Shen (Macleans A) 6/6
Board 3 Roger Yang (Macleans B) 6/6
Board 4 Nico McKinlay (St Kentigern B) 5.5/6

Macleans College qualifies for the National Secondary Finals

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Wide shot   Macleans A team (left) vs Pakuranga College
8 secondary teams compete in the East Auckland
Secondary Champs alongside the Intermediates at
Bucklands Beach Intermediate School.
  Macleans A team (left) vs Pakuranga College. Jasmine Zhang
plays White against Ben Agnew on board 1.
Top board players   St Kentigern A team with their bronze medals
Top board players - left to right - Jasmine Zhang (bd1)
and Terry Shen (bd2) from Macleans A team,
Roger Yang (Bd3) from Mcleans B,
and Nico McKinlay (bd4)
from St Kentigern B
  St Kentigern A team with their bronze medals
left to right Alan Chen,Alex Young, Nathan Xu,
and Daniel Huang with teacher Hamish Wilde.
(St Kentigern B - not pictured - won the silver medals)
East Auckland Secondary Champions - Macleans College    
East Auckland Secondary Champions - Macleans College
in blue left to right Devon Patabendige,
Oliver Dai, Terry Shen and Jasmine Zhang,
and with teacher Danny Chang and organisers
Bob and Viv Smith.
   

August 5th 2020 - West Auckland Intermediate Championship, Auckland.
Results:
The medal winning teams were:
1st ACG Sunderland (Yolanda Chang, Anya Thurner, Eric Mironov, William Zhang)
2nd Blockhouse Bay Intermediate A (Abraham Deng, Sean Liu, Anish Pal, Tarun Mudaliar)
3rd Glen Eden Intermediate B (Liam England, Hayley Barber-Grey, Gabriella Middleton, Jessica Kirby)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1 Yolanda Chang (ACG Sunderland) 5.5/6                                                                                                            
Board 2 Anya Thurner (ACG Sunderland) 6/6
Board 3 Eric Mironov (ACG Sunderland) 6/6
Board 4 Tarun Mudaliar (Blockhouse Bay A) 6/6

ACG Sunderland and Blockhouse Bay qualify for the National Intermediate Finals in Mt Maunganui in September.

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Wide shot   Yolanda Chang plays Layne Almonte
85 students compete in the West Auckland Intermediate
Championship at Kelston Boys High School.
  ACG Sunderland vs St Dominics. Yolanda Chang plays
White against Layne Almonte.
Board prize winners   Bronze medal winners Glen Eden Intermediate B
Board winners - left to right - Tarun Mudaliar (Bd4)
from Blockhouse Bay, and Eric Mironov (Bd3),
Anya Thurner (Bd2), and Yolanda Chang (Bd1)
from ACG Sunderland.
  Bronze medallists Glen Eden Intermediate B team
Liam England, Hayley Barber-Grey,
Gabriella Middleton, and Jessica Kirby
Silver medal winners Blockhouse Bay Intermediate   Gold medal winners ACG Sunderland
Silver medallists Blockhouse Bay Intermediate
Teacher Sarah Tonge with Abraham Deng,
Sean Liu, Anish Pal, and Tarun Mudaliar.
  Winners ACG Sunderland - Yolanda Chang, Anya Thurner,
Eric Mironov, William Zhang with their coach Christoph Thurner.

Alphaeus Ang's Record

August 5th 2020 - West Auckland Secondary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
The medal winning teams were:
1st Avondale College (Xin Yng Liu, Rohit Mudaliar, Aanand Madhav, Justin Yang)
2nd Liston College (Alphaeus Ang, Charlie Bi, Paarth Dhyani, Nathan Ichwansjah)
3rd Massey High School (Bernie Cai, Caleb Stevens, David Pham, Michael Pham)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1 Alphaeus Ang (Liston College)  5/5                                                                                                            
Board 2 Rohit Mudaliar (Avondale College) 5/5
Board 3 David Pham (Massey High) 4/5
Board 4 Nathan Ichwansjah (Liston College) 4.5/5

Avondale College qualifies for the National Secondary fnals in Mt Maunganui in September.

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Wide shot with chief Arbiter Bob Smith   Bob presents a chess book
Chief Arbiter Bob Smith oversees the Secondary section at the West
Auckland Interschool Championships at Kelston Boys High School.
  Bob presents a chess book for the host school library to
Kelston teacher Kylee Williams.
Board prize winners   Silver medallists Liston College
Board winners - left to right - Nathan Ichwansjah (Bd4)
Liston College, David Pham (Bd3) Massey High,
Rohit Mudaliar (Bd2) Avondale College, and
Alphaeus Ang (Bd1) fromListon College.
  Silver medallists Liston College - left to right -
Alphaeus Ang, Charlie Bi, Paarth Dhyani,
and Nathan Ichwansjah with team manager Keong Ang.
Bronze medal winners Massey High School   Gold medal winners Avondale College
Bronze medal winners Massey High School -
left to right - Bernie Cai, Caleb Stevens, David Pham,
and Michael Pham with teacher
Paul Beach.
  West Auckland Secondary Champions 2020 - Avondale College
left to right - Xin Yang Liu, Rohit Mudaliar,
Aanand Madhav, Justin Yang with teacher
Sasha Rudland.

August 6th 2020 - West Auckland Primary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
The medal winning teams were:
1st Arahoe A (Selina Huang, Justin Wang, Jeremy Tao, Darren So, Carol Wang)
2nd St Pauls A (Darius Krishna, Matteo Ortiz, Unaloto Ahio, Xavier Haynes)
3rd New Windsor (Nicole Zhao, Noah Leman, David Brown, Karthik Padma)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1 Selina Huang (Arahoe A), 6/6. Sophia Feng (ACG Sunderland) and Lucas Zhang (Matipo) also scored 6/6 for perfect score certificates
Board 2 Justin Wang (Arahoe A) 5/6
Board 3 Jeremy Tao (Arahoe A) 6/6
Board 4 Krish Reddy (Blockhouse Bay A) 6/6. Xavier Haynes (St Pauls A) also scored 6/6

Arahoe, St Pauls and New Windsor all qualify for the National Primary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

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Wide shot   Selina Huang plays Isaac Hydes
126 children compete in the West Auckland Primary School Championship at Henderson North School   Arahoe A vs Blockhouse Bay A in the final round.
Selina Huang plays white against Isaac Hydes.
Board prize winners   Bronze medalists New Windsor
Top board players - left to right - Bd4 Krish Reddy
(Blockhouse Bay A) and Xavier Haynes (St Pauls A),
Bd3 Jeremy Tao (Arahoe A), Bd2 Justin Wang
(Arahoe A), Bd1 Selina Huang (Arahoe A),
Sophia Feng (ACG Sunderland) and Lucas Zhang (Matipo)
  Bronze medalists New Windsor - left to right - Nicole
Zhao, Noah Leman, David Brown, and Karthik Padma
with teacher Cheryl Thomas
Silver medalists St Pauls A   Gold medal winners Arahoe A
Silver medalists St Pauls A - Darius Krishna, Matteo
Ortiz, Unaloto Ahio, and Xavier Haynes with teacher
Tom McGuire.
  Gold medal winners Arahoe A - players left to right -
Selina Huang, Justin Wang, Jeremy Tao, Darren So
, and Carol Wang, along with organiser Bob Smith
, Teacher Megan Connelly, John Francis from
Waitakere Chess Club, Victor Wang coach, and Viv Smith.

August 6th 2020 - Canterbury Secondary Championship, Christchurch.
Results:
1st Christ’s College
2nd Christchurch BHS
3rd St Andrew’s College

Christ’s College qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

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August 7th 2020 - Canterbury Intermediate Championship, Christchurch.
Results:
1st Cobham
2nd Christchurch South
3rd Ladbrooks

Cobham qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

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August 7th 2020 - Canterbury Primary Championship, Christchurch.
Results:
1st Avonhead
2nd St Mark’s
3rd Waimairi

Avonhead qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

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August 7th 2020 - South Auckland Secondary Championship, Auckland.
Results:
The medal winning teams were:
1st King's College A (Winston Weng, Darrick Pan, Kimberly Yuan, Nathaniel Masfen-Yan)
2nd Papatoetoe High A (Liyork Liao, Kevin Guan, Anuj Semwal, Fergus Lee)
3rd King's College B (Robin Teng, Sam Tingey, Dimitri Gallage, Owen Bao)

Certificates for best board players went to:
Board 1 Winston Weng (King's College A) 6/6
Board 2 Darrick Pan (King's College A) 6/6
Board 3 Phuong Do (Papatoetoe C) 6/6
Board 4 Nathaniel Masfen-Yan (King's College A) 6/6

King’s College qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

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Wide shot   Viv Smith and teacher Masina Po'e-Tofaeono
18 teams compete in the South Auckland Secondary
Championship at Papatoetoe High School.
  Viv Smith presents a chess book to teacher Masina
Po'e-Tofaeono for host school Papatoetoe High.
Board prize winners   Bronze medalists King's College B
Best board players - left to right - Board 4 Nathaniel
Masfen-Yan (King's College A), Board 3 Phuong Do
(Papatoetoe C), Board 2 Darrick Pan and
Board 1 Winston Weng (King's College A)
  Bronze medallists King's College B - team manager
Harry Wichman with Dimitri Gallage, Sam Tingey,
Owen Bao and Robin Teng.
Silver medalists Papatoetoe High A   Gold medal winners King's College A
Silver medallists Papatoetoe High A - teacher Masina
Po'e-Tofaeono with Kevin Guan, Fergus Lee, Anuj
Semwal and Liyork Liao.
  Gold medallists King's College A - Nathaniel
Masfen-Yan, Kimberly Yuan, Darrick Pan, and Winston
Weng with team manager Harry Wichman.

August 7th 2020 - South Auckland Intermediate Championship, Auckland.
The coronavirus and a compressed school calendar led to the unusual situation where only one school entered this year.
The Gardens Intermediate School entered two teams, who agreed to play in the Secondary Championship.
Its first team finished a meritorious 6th out of 18 teams (playing on top board in the final round!)

So the Intermediate medal winners were:
1st The Gardens School A (Tu Tran, Arthur Chu, Zachariah Laufiso, Kenichi Senoo, Minh Nguyen)
2nd The Gardens B (Emily Drake, Rocky Liu, Tiago De Castro, Shreya Harakh, Ashlee Shaw)

The Gardens is the South Auckland Intermediate Champion and qualifies for the National Intermediate finals.

Gold medal winners   Silver medallists
Gold medal winners - The Gardens A team -
Team manager Chris van Tonder with Tu Tran,
Arthur Chu, Kenichi Senoo, Zachariah Laufiso
and Minh Nguyen (in front)
  Silver medallists - The Gardens B team -
Chris with Shreya Harakh, Tiago De Castro,
Rocky Liu, Emily Drake and Ashlee Shaw.
Gardens A vs Kings College A    
South Auckland Intermediate Champs Garden A take on the
eventual winners of the Secondary competition Kings College A
   

August 7th 2020 - Wellingon Intermediate Championship, Wellington.
Results:

Place  Name                  Match     1    2    3    4    5    6    Game   (tie-
                             Points                                  Points  break)
1      Newlands              11.0     9:+  3:+  8:+  2:=  6:+  7:+   20   
2      Hutt Intermediate A   10.0     6:+  7:+  4:+  1:=  3:=  8:+   17   
3      Raroa A               9.0     11:+  1:-  5:+  4:+  2:= 10:+   18.5 
4      Thorndon              8.0      5:+ 10:+  2:-  3:- 13:+ 12:+   16   
5      HIBS B                8.0      4:- 15:+  3:- 12:+ 14:+ 13:+   13.5 
6      SWIS A                7.0      2:- 12:+ 14:+  7:=  1:- 15:+   16   
7      HIBS A                7.0     15:+  2:- 10:+  6:= 11:+  1:-   13   
8      Raroa B               7.0     12:= 13:+  1:- 14:+  9:+  2:-   12   
9      Hutt Intermediate B   6.0      1:- 11:= 13:+ 15:+  8:-  0:=   11.5 
10     St Brigids            6.0     14:+  4:-  7:- 13:+ 15:+  3:-   11   
11     SWIS B                5.0      3:-  9:= 12:=  0:=  7:- 14:+   9    
12     Plimmerton A          3.0      8:=  6:- 11:=  5:-  0:=  4:-   7    
13     Plimmerton D          1.0      0:=  8:-  9:- 10:-  4:-  5:-   7    
14     Plimmerton C          1.0     10:-  0:=  6:-  8:-  5:- 11:-   5    
15     Plimmerton B          1.0      7:-  5:-  0:=  9:- 10:-  6:-   3.5  

Newlands Intermediate (Alessandro Marchesse, Khushal Chatla, Thomas Booth, Ryan Lobo, Lachlan Mataira) qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

Wide shot   Newlands, Hutt Intermediate A and Raroa A
15 teams compete in the Wellington Intermediate
Championship (plus 14 secondary teams)
  From left Newlands, Hutt Intermediate A and Raroa A

August 7th 2020 - Wellingon Secondary Championship, Wellington.
Results:

Place  Name                  Match     1    2    3    4    5    6    Game   (tie-
                             Points                                  Points  break)
 1     HIBS A                12       8:+  6:+  2:+  4:+  5:+  9:+   19.5
 2     Wellington College A  10      12:+  7:+  1:-  3:+  4:+  6:+   18.5
 3     Naenae College A      8        6:- 14:+ 11:+  2:-  8:+ 12:+   12.5
 4     Hutt Valley High      7        5:+ 10:+  6:=  1:-  2:- 13:+   15.5
 5     Wellington College B  7        4:-  9:= 12:+ 10:+  1:- 14:+   14.5
 6     Wellington High       7        3:+  1:-  4:=  7:+ 10:+  2:-   13.5
 7     Scots College         7        9:+  2:-  8:=  6:- 13:+ 11:+   12
 8     Tawa College A        6        1:- 13:+  7:=  9:=  3:- 10:+   13
 9     St Patricks A         6        7:-  5:= 14:+  8:= 12:+  1:-   12.5
10     Rongotai A            4       11:+  4:- 13:+  5:-  6:-  8:-   6.5
11     St Patricks B         3       10:- 12:=  3:- 13:= 14:=  7:-   9
12     HIBS B                3        2:- 11:=  5:- 14:+  9:-  3:-   8.5
13     Naenae College B      3       14:+  8:- 10:- 11:=  7:-  4:-   7
14     Rongotai B            1       13:-  3:-  9:- 12:- 11:=  5:-   5.5

HIBS (Paul He, Caleb He, Joshua Knowles, Zhiheng Dai) qualifies for the National Secondary Championship in Mt Maunganui in September.

Wide shot   HIBS A, Wellington College A and Naenae College A
14 teams compete in the Wellington Secondary
Championship (plus 15 intermediate teams)
  From left HIBS A, Wellington College A and Naenae College A

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