Students representing Francophone North-West School District win gold at provincial chess tournament

Check and mate!

A pair of students from the Francophone North-West School District are provincial champions following a chess tournament in Saint John over the weekend.

Zen Zahra, from Notre-Dame School in Edmundston won a gold medal in the '6th Grade' category while Saint-Basile Regional School's Gabriel Ruest walked away with a gold medal in the 'Kindergarten' division.

Approximately 355 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 too part.

Both students are guaranteed a spot at the next provincial tournament, behind in Edmundston in 2020, while Zahra eared a ticket to the national tournament being held in Vancouver this summer.

Students who placed first and second at the Saint John tournament earned a spot at the Maritime tournament next fall.