On Friday 12 May, a group of 12 students from Somerville represented the school at the South Eastern Zone Chess competition.

It was a Swiss tournament, meaning that the students were in teams of four, facing formidable opponents from schools such as Kings and BBI.


All three of the Somerville teams performed highly, with special mention to Gibson Gao, James Yang, Ernest Khoo, and Srikar Chalasani, who claimed second place in the competition.


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Pictured are Eva Ye, Harrison Madden, Padme Yump, Sofia Palomares, Alex Filyaev, Iush Ranzinger, Jinhoo Jeon, and Louie Yu versing each other at the competition.