Gisborne Eastern Knights chess club

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:09 pm on 7 December 2014

Gisborne Eastern Knights Chess club
Photograph RNZ/Maraea Rakuraku.

Noble Keelan founded the Gisborne chess club now operating as Eastern Knights over 14 years ago with his mate and whanaunga Genesis Potini, the subject of the 2014 film The Dark Horse.

Maraea Rakuraku sits in one Tuesday to experience for herself the enthusiasm, humility, fun and competitiveness that has teenagers ditching Xbox and PlayStations in favour of what some describe is the ultimate board game.