C-C Chess Club crowns champions

By on May 11, 2014
Fifth-grader Joey Oliver (left) contemplates his next move against Elijah Weider during the chess tournament.

Fifth-grader Joey Oliver (left) contemplates his next move against Elijah Weider during the chess tournament.

 

Pawns, bishops and kings were aplenty in Ernest Orlando’s classroom on May 6 as the Middle School Chess Club held its annual championship tournament. Over 30 students participated from grades 5-8 and four grade-level champions were crowned.

Caleb Jennings captured the fifth grade title with Scott Elble finishing second. Alex Fatouros took home the sixth grade championship after a hard-fought match against Mario Milks. Colby Taylor won the seventh grade title over Frank Hassett. The eighth grade title was awarded to Chis Lewis, who defeated Joshua Fry using a four-move checkmate.

 

Eighth-graders Max Leisenring (left) and Joshua Fry (right) compete in the early rounds of the chess tournament as Tyler Lincoln observes.

Eighth-graders Max Leisenring (left) and Joshua Fry (right) compete in the early rounds of the chess tournament as Tyler Lincoln observes.The Chess Club will crown a Middle School Champion at its final meeting of the year on May 21. The four grade-level champions will face off for the coveted title.Provided photos

Scott Elble (left) and Caleb Jennings (right) were the final standing fifth-graders out of a field of 17. Their game was the last game to finish with Jennings reigning victorious.

Scott Elble (left) and Caleb Jennings (right) were the final standing fifth-graders out of a field of 17. Their game was the last game to finish with Jennings reigning victorious.

 

 

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