50 chessplayers battled it out at Wayne Elementary School on February 7 at the February Freeze chess tournament.
1st-grader Torin Kuehnle won the K-12 championship section, going 4-0 and defeating the top two seeds in the process. An impressive performance, and Torin will now be rated over 900! Michael Sydnes took second place at 3-1, followed by Clayton Johnson at 2.5-1.5.
In the K-6 U/700 section, Ian Stevens of Penn Christian and Marcello Cesario of Springton Manor both went 4-0, with Ian taking first place on tiebreaks.Â Ten other students tied for 3rd-12th place at 3-1. Springton Manor won the team prize with a team score of 13 points.
Our next event is a Friday Night Action tournament at the Bryn Mawr Community Center on February 20, andÂ the next scholastic tournament is the State Warm-Up on February 28 at Hillside Elementary School. See you there!
Left: Tournament champion Torin with his trophy
Above: The players at the start of a round
Below: Victorious Springton Manor team with trophy