Stuart Baker Elementary School students Campbell McCracken left Alex Lee Hawksley Dobbins and Linus Gervais who all finished in the top three in their respective grades and advance to the provincial championship.

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.

Grade 1

1st Mark Highfield Muskoka Falls

2nd Linus Gervais Stuart Baker

3rd Nathan Coo Monck

Grade 2

1st Alexander Lee Stuart Baker

2nd Hawksley Dobbins Stuart Baker

3rd Liam Frith Archie Stouffer

Grade 3

1st Autumn Paugh Muskoka Falls

2nd Drew Bradley Monck

3rd Campbell McCracken Stuart Baker

Grade 4

1st Paddy Dowdell Alexandra

2nd Hayden Runge Alexandra

3rd Nathan Griffith Alexandra

Grade 5

1st Lewis Knox Alexandra

2nd Jayden Lewis Leslie Frost

3rd Jack Watson Langton

Grade 6

1st Liam Rieder Alexandra

2nd Ben Viggers Langton

3rd Haiden Bird Archie Stouffer

Grade 7

1st Ethan Dobson JDH

2nd Cooper Coles JDH

3rd Avery Degeer JDH

Grade 8

1st Quin Lang Central Senior

2nd Jacob Pattinson Central Senior

3rd Evan Armstrong JDH

With files from Mike Gervais