Eight members of the MLWGS Dragon Chess Club participated in the Virginia Scholastic (K12) Chess Championship in Charlottesville, VA. Over 500 students from all around VA participated in the tournament held at Monticello High School on March 8 -10, 2019.
The seven MLWGS students who played in the U1400 section won first place in the team standings. Our top three individual players in the U1400 section were Kevin Ren:’20-Chesterfield (2nd place), Adriel Barrett:’21-Henrico (3rd), and Kapil Iyer:’21-Henrico (16th). Rohit Bhagavatula:’20-Chesterfield, John Corson:’20-Chesterfield, Cora Lewis:’20-Richmond, and Joshua Whitchurch:’20-Prince George, also played in the U1400 section. Nicholas Xie:’20-Henrico, was our sole player in the K12 Championship section and won 4th place individually.
Congratulations and a great showing for the team along with individual members. Looks like you’ve had a strong season with chess.
The chess team is sponsored by Mrs. Heather Kemmerly.