Chess Club Victory
The Chess Club hosted a blitz chess tournament sponsored by Mid-South Chess at the Collierville Public Library on April 3. The 16 participants played in either unrated or rated sections. Eighth grader Rohan Manne, a member of the Chess Club, won first place in the unrated section. Medals were awarded to the top three players of each section, and prizes were distributed to all participants. Club members used the entry fees to purchase a dozen chess sets for donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
In other news, the chess team, consisting of junior Frederick Huang, pictured at left, and sophomores Evan Wu and Dannie Dong, placed ninth out of 14 teams in the U1900 section of the K-12 National Chess tournament held at the Renasant Convention Center April 8-10. Chess Club members freshman Sudeep Kundavajjala and eighth grader Rohan Manne competed in other sections. Nearly 1,100 players from around the country participated.
Dr. Steve Gadbois, instructor in mathematics, is the advisor for the Chess Club.