On Friday 18 February St Andrew’s College met for a chess fixture against Pearson High School. The fixture provided a welcome level of competition for our club. It was a highly contested fixture where Khenkethile Marr won convincingly on the number one board and Dylan Heurlin systematically ground out his opponent on board three. By contrast Andrew Holmes and Bradley Barrow lost their matches on board two and board five through some erratic play. This meant it all came down to the final game of the day, where Antony Baker, who was playing on board four, narrowly lost to his opponent through an unnecessary queen check resulting in denied compensation for the loss of his rook. This meant Pearson were able to carry the day three points to two. Well done to all the chess players who participated.