Under the guidance of Chess NYC, our newly established PS8 Chess Team has been very busy diving into the world of national and international chess tournaments. Earlier this month, members of our chess team participated with 1,500 other kids in the two-day, Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championship. We had an enthusiastic turnout for our first tournament. First grader, Henry took home the trophy for best, unrated K-1 player – winning 4 out of 5 of his rounds.
Last weekend, a few of our players participated in the prestigious, annual Susan Polgar World Open Championship for Girls and Boys. As you can imagine with scholarships over $100,000 on the line, competition was fierce, but our team played strong. Fourth grader Ben brought home a trophy for best, unrated 3-5th player and our very own PS8 team got a 3rd place trophy for grades 3-5.
This is just the beginning of many great moves ahead. For now, our team is calculating their next attack.