Nearly 1,000 chessplayers from all over Pennsylvania traveled to Carlisle the weekend of March 7-9 to compete in the state scholastic championships. Many of our regular players made the trip, and some did quite well. A group of our players in grades K-3 won 4 out of 5, good enough to place in the top 15 in the state. Special congratulations to Benjamin Lu, who finished in 7th place overall and 1st place among kindergarteners to become kindergarten state champion. Nearly half of the players finishing in the top 20 in the K-3 section were either from a Silver Knights class or are regular participants in our Philadelphia-area tournaments.
Other notable resultsÂ include:
- Ithan Elementary scoring 10 team points in the K-3 section and finishing in 4th place.
- Praneeth Denduluri finishing 3rd in the K-8 championship section.
- Gabe Tkach finishing 2nd in the K-6 championship section.
Congratulations to all the players who competed, and we look forward to even more success next year!