The Harriet Bishop Elementary primary chess team finished fourth out of 45 teams in the annual Minnesota School Chess Association state tournament held at Metcalf Middle School on April 22. One member of the team, first grader Aakash Thurairajalingam, took third place out of 138 players in the primary (K-3) section, finishing with six wins and one loss.
The Metcalf Middle School Chess Team participated in the National Middle School Chess Championships in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8. Seventeen members attended along with two players from William Byrne Elementary.
The students brought home lots of hardware:
The annual chess tournament in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road.
The event is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Registration takes place from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. and the tournament wraps up around 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $19 (make out checks to Metcalf Chess Club). Participants are asked to bring a chess set along if they have one and also paper and pen for notation, lunch or money for concessions.
Chess players from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 came back from the national scholastic chess championships with more than a few trophies, among them a first-place title for the Burnsville High School U1200 team.
The team of Chance Persons, Samantha Stadick, Mark Huttman and Nikolas Slemp won BHS’s first national chess championship, competing in the U1200 rating category. Chance, a ninth-grader, finished 9th individually, while senior Nikolas took 16th.
The Metcalf Middle School chess team continued its long tradition of excellence at state competitions, setting the bar even higher by sweeping team and individual honors at the Statewide Grade Level Championships held Feb. 11 at the school.
The annual chess tournament in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will take place Saturday, Dec. 10, at Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road.
The chess team from Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 once again brought home several team and individual honors from the National Junior High Chess Championships, held April 15-17 in Indianapolis.
Teams from Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville and Harriet Bishop Elementary in Savage won state titles at the Minnesota State Scholastic Chess Championship, held March 19-20.