Wow did we have a great tournament Saturday! Twenty-eight Skinner North chess players came out to play at Lane Tech; our team was larger than any other team in the tournament. I think it was also the largest team our school has ever sent to any chess tournament. Our players had many notable successes and everyone had so much fun. We won the first place team trophy in Grades 3-4 and the second place team trophy in Grades 5-6. Congratulations to all of the twenty players on these two trophy winning teams.
We also had many individual achievements. In Grades K-2, Andy C. had a perfect 5.0 score and won the 1st place trophy. In Grades 3-4, Doug Z. (4.0) won the 4th place trophy, Charlie A.(4.0) won the 5th place trophy and Preston E.(4.0) won the 7th place trophy. Additionally, Simon B.(4.0), Evan C.(4.0), Owen P.(4.0), Paul S.(4.0) and Noah S.(4.0) all won medals. In Grades 5-6, Finn B.(4.5) won the 3rd place trophy and Max C.(4.0) won a medal. In the Advanced section, Jack H.(3.5) won a medal.
We also want to welcome Andrew X., Charlie A., Daniel T., Nathan L. and Sinan H. to the Skinner North team. These five just played their first Skinner North chess tournaments. We hope they will be with us for many more to come. Congratulations also to both Asha L. and Daniel L. on their first tournaments since moving up to the Advanced section. It's tough in Advanced but they both had some successes.