We had 29 students from Spicewood Elementary participate in the Meridian Scholastic Chess tournament on September 29th, 2018. The tournament consisted of 5 rounds of games each worth 1 point. In total, our kids scored a total of 70 out of a possible 145 points. (48%)
This year we have a large number of Pawns and Knights skill groups and they showed up at this tournament and really did a great job representing the K-1 and K-3 sections.
We got FIRST place in the K-1 under 400 section with 5 students getting a total score of 10.5 points. The team received a tall trophy at the awards ceremony and you can see it in the Spicewood Elementary library this week.
We got SECOND place in the K-3 New section with 7 students gaining a total score of 10 points. This team also received a team trophy which is in the library.
We got THIRD place in the K-3 under 400 section with 3 students gaining a total score of 7.5 points. This team also received a team trophy which is in the library.
We got SECOND place in the K-5 under 800 section with 4 students gaining a total score of 13.5 points. This team also received a team trophy which is in the library.
We also came in NINTH place in the K-12 Any section which includes mostly middle and high school students. Sean Teoh won 3 out of 5 games against a lot of tough opponents.
For the individual awards:
We had two students receive trophies for 4 or more points in their sections: Alexander Ho and Gavin Wang.
We had 8 students receive medals for scoring between 3.0 and 4.0 points in their sections: Sean Teoh, Gavin Gu, Isaac Belyi, Isaac Zhang, Julian Joseph, Joyce Song, Jeremy Yang and Reett Aulakh
Congratulations to all of our students who competed at this year’s Meridian chess tournament. Each student received $5 chess bucks for their participation. We had many first time tournament students this year and they all did a great job representing Spicewood Elementary.
The tournament itself was very nice as it was not as crowded as other tournaments have been in the past. Plenty of room to mingle with others, areas outside to play, etc. The tournament coordinators did an excellent job and we look forward to more tournaments later this year and next.