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Bronxville Chess Players Make All The Right Moves At Nationals

Bronxville Elementary placed sixth in the U.S. Chess Federation's 2016 National Elementary Championship.
Bronxville Elementary placed sixth in the U.S. Chess Federation's 2016 National Elementary Championship. Photo Credit: Submitted
Bronxville Elementary School students show off their trophy.
Bronxville Elementary School students show off their trophy. Photo Credit: Submitted

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Bronxville Elementary School's chess team placed sixth in the U.S. Chess Federation's 2016 National Elementary Championship.

“In the 20-plus years that the NSCF has been teaching the chess program in the Bronxville School, there has never been a better result,” said Sunil Weeramantry, executive director of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation.

The following students participated in the competition:

  • First-grader Keith Chen.
  • Second-graders Rhys Brown, Teo Valdes and Olive Wilson.
  • Third-graders Natalie Beit and Liberty Wilson.
  • Fourth-graders Lorenzo Acharya, Harrison Brown, Charlie Hodulik and Madeline Lescott.
  • Fifth-graders Jamie Valdes and Eugene Yoo.
  • Sixth-graders William Bornmann, Alexander Kupersmith and Tyler Tanaka-Wong.

The students participated in nine sections and seven rounds over three days with more than 2,200 students from around the U.S.

The championship took place May 6-8 in Nashville, Tenn.

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