The Skinner North Chess Team had another fantastic tournament at Taft High School this weekend. The team continues to have tremendous success on the boards and the students are enjoying getting to spend the day with their friends.
We brought 28 players to the December CCF event, with Jackson B participating in his first chess tournament ever! He is the third kindergartener to join the team this year. The team won first place in the K-1 section as well as the Advanced section. The 2nd and 3rd grade team and the intermediate team both finished in second for the day. Toby B (K-1), Max Z (4-5) and Sidd M (Adv) all won their sections while Ronnie C, Mitra D, Paul S, Richard W, and Mitchell A also brought home trophies. Kevin H and Shaina B had incredible days but lost out on trophies based on tiebreaks.
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This weekend our team also sent 2 players to the National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship in Orlando, FL. Jack H had an incredible weekend earning 5 points out of 7 and finishing in 12th place in the 8th Grade section, while Andy C finished the weekend with 3.5 points in the 5th grade section. We are so proud of our players playing on the national stage.