Skinner North certainly wasn't going to let a little snow stop them. On a day when nearly half the children from other schools decided not to come due to the weather, 38 Skinner North children came and competed. And boy did we have a good tournament! Our Advanced team and our Intermediate team each earned a first place trophy. Our Grade 3-4 team also took home the first place trophy and our Grades K-2 team earned a second place trophy.
We welcomed Bosco W to his first tournament with Skinner North. In the Advanced section, both Matthew C and Mitchell A earned scores of 2.5 out of 4. Matthew took home the 2nd place individual trophy and Mitchell garnered the 4th place trophy. Our Intermediate team was led by Richard W and Niccolo L. Richard earned the 3rd place trophy with 4 out 5 possible points and Niccolo grabbed 6th place with 3.5 points. Andrew X also contributed a plus score of 3.0. It was another nice team effort! Our Grades 3-4 team had even more strong contributions. Cedric Z and Siddharth M each won individual trophies. Cedric took 2nd place with 4.5 and Sidd earned 7th with 4.0. They received a lot of support from Mitra D and Joanna K who each earned 3.5 and from Ethan J, Grant L, Eamonn K, Anjali M and Kaila D who all contributed plus scores of 3.0. Our trophy winning K-2 team also was led by an individual trophy winner, Luca C who finished 5th with 4.0 earning his first chess trophy! Congratulations on your hard work Luca! Charlie S contributed with 3.5 and Toby B and Hannah K both contributed 3.0 plus scores. Fifth grader Julian M also earned 3.5.