SSJ CHESS CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to all of the students who competed in the recent SSJ Chess Tournament and earned award trophies for their efforts! While I know very little about the game of chess, I do know that it is very competitive and requires a high level of critical thinking and strategic planning so that you are successful in restricting the moves of your opponent. I have also been told that the queen is the most powerful piece, and that I am NOT smarter than a chess player! (And I humbly agree.) We are very proud of the following “chess pros.”

BEGINNER LEVEL

  • 1st Place: Ryan Burke
  • 2nd Place: Eliana Ferrari
  • 3rd Place: Giovanni Berger
  • 4th Place: Aaron Zaby

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

  • 1st Place: Kolby Vu
  • 2nd Place: Gabrielle Vu
  • 3rd Place: Jayden Tran
  • 4th Place: Cameron Le

ADVANCED LEVEL

  • 1st Place: Benjamin Jara
  • 2nd Place: Ethan Ngyuen
  • 3rd Place: Spencer Royer
  • 4th Place: Michael Smith