19th Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament Results

MS chess winnersThe Green Bay Chess Association and the Green Bay Area Public School District sponsored the 19th Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 30 at Franklin Middle School. Trophies were awarded to top players in two divisions: elementary and middle school.

In the elementary division, the results are as follows:
·         Tie for 1st place: Luke Lubinski (Home School) and Dhruv Bansal (Fox View)
·         Tie for 3rd place: Jayanth Balu (Leonardo da Vinci), Jovanny Cruz (Eisenhower), Brayden Urmanski (Red Smith), Nadia Lubinski (Home School), and Benjamin Bailey (Red Smith).

In the middle school division, the results are as follows:
·         1st place: Naveen Balu (Leonardo da Vinci)
·         Tie for 2nd place:  Ben Fredeen (Lombardi) and Maddux Lunde (Leonardo da Vinci)
·         Tie for 3rd place:  Christian Cruz (Edison), Devendra Kochole (De Pere Middle), Ashna Bansal (De Pere Middle), Eric Cooper-Hockers (Lombardi), and Michael Kain (Edison).

ES chess winners

According to Green Bay Chess Association president Luke Ludwig, “Chess is a good way to teach kids how to use their minds, to make plans. It’s a life skill.” Ludwig went on to say, “You can play chess when you’re a kid, go away from it for a while, and then come back any time. It’s one of the few activities that spans all ages. A ten–year-old can play against a 65-year-old, and both can have fun.”

Sarah Lange, Green Bay Area Public Schools Gifted and Talented Coordinator said, “Our partnership with the Green Bay Chess Association is a wonderful way to encourage more children to enjoy chess.”


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