The Metcalf Chess U1000 team took first place at the National Junior High Championship, which was held April 26-28 in Dallas.
Members who scored for the U1000 team include James Grabowski (5th place), Will Moe (6th place), Audra Johnson, Gerald Johnson, Owen Krick and Joseph Santos, all of whom tied for 20th place.
“Metcalf led this section from start to finish and simply out-thought the rest of the field,” said coach Brian Ribnick. “[They] just seemed to want it more. The runner-up, a team from Georgia, was a full point and a half away!”