Students compete in regional chess championships
By Darren Lum
The 2019 TLDSB District Chess Championship showcased the talents of 160 girls and boys from Grade 1 to 8 on Tuesday, April 2 at J. Douglas Hodgson Elementary School in Haliburton.
Twenty-two players have advanced from the regional event to the 2019 Canadian Chess Challenge Ontario Championships to be held on Sunday, April 14 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
Locally, the Highlands was well represented by Archie Stouffer Elementary School of Minden, Stuart Baker Elementary School and J.Douglas Hodgson Elementary School of Haliburton.
The competition also included nine other schools: Muskoka Falls Public School, Lady Mackenzie Public School, Langton Public School, Alexandra Public School, Community Care Treatment Centre (out of Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes), Monck Public School, Central Senior Public School, Leslie Frost Public School and Scott Young Public School.
1st Mark Highfield, Muskoka Falls
2nd Linus Gervais, Stuart Baker
3rd Nathan Coo, Monck
1st Alexander Lee, Stuart Baker
2nd Hawksley Dobbins, Stuart Baker
3rd Liam Frith, Archie Stouffer
1st Autumn Paugh, Muskoka Falls
2nd Drew Bradley, Monck
3rd Campbell McCracken, Stuart Baker
1st Paddy Dowdell, Alexandra
2nd Hayden Runge, Alexandra
3rd Nathan Griffith, Alexandra
1st Lewis Knox, Alexandra
2nd Jayden Lewis, Leslie Frost
3rd Jack Watson, Langton
1st Liam Rieder, Alexandra
2nd Ben Viggers, Langton
3rd Haiden Bird, Archie Stouffer
1st Ethan Dobson, JDH
2nd Cooper Coles, JDH
3rd Avery Degeer, JDH
1st Quin Lang, Central Senior
2nd Jacob Pattinson, Central Senior
3rd Evan Armstrong, JDH
With files from Mike Gervais