Michael earned his JM titled at the Chess Power Teams Nationals 2019 scored 8 out of 9 points in the Senior division. Michael also came clear first in the super-strong Champions Trophy the following day, effectively winning the Junior Master title twice!
Max earned the JM title by winning the 2018 Champions Trophy whilst a year 10 student at Hamilton Boys High School. A keen sportsman, Max is also a member of his schools first tennis team and has represented the Waikato-Bays tennis team at Nationals.
John earned the Junior Master title by winning the Champions Trophy in 2016. He then won it again in 2017! Remarkable as he won the 2016 event as an intermediate player and comes from the rural town of Reefton.
Anya earned her title by winning the Junior division of the Champions Trophy 2017. The following day she was also the top junior at the Teams National Finals 2017 - so if it was possible she effectively earned the title twice!
Miles Lee achieved the remarkable score of 8 from 9 games at the Chess Power Nationals Finals 2015 equalling the top score at the event. Miles was awarded the Junior Master title for this outstanding achievement.
Daniel achieved the JM Master title by placing clear 1st overall at the Chess Power National Finals in 2016. He managed to win 8 of his 9 games which was an outstanding result given the intense competition.
Daniel gained his Junior Master title by achieving a perfect 9 out of 9 score at the Chess Power Teams National Finals 2015. Daniel has since gone on to be one of the strongest chess players in New Zealand and as of August 2018 is ranked #18 in the country. The photo was taken at the Central Auckland regionals 2014 where Daniel's Mt Roskill Intermediate team won the event beating a number of senior teams.