Chess Players Place High In State Tourney

Chess Players Place High In State Tourney

LDMS participants in the Virginia State Scholastic Chess Championships were (from left) Liam Courtney Collins, Paul Drumbl, Chase Lowney, Kalu Abah, Nicholas Faulds and Beckett Miskinis.

Chess Players Place High In State Tourney

REPRESENTING Waddell in K-3 in the Virginia State Scholastic Chess Championships were (from left) Asher Mason, Alex Eastwood, and Theo Rahl.

Chess Players Place High In State Tourney

REPRESENTING RCHS were (from left) Jack Harrison, Robbie Danforth, and Joe Harrison.

Chess Players Place High In State Tourney

REPRESENTING Waddell in K-5 were (from left) Edison Rahl, Sammy Eastwood, Luke Drumbl, and Graham Shester.

Members of the Lexington City Schools Chess Club and the Rockbridge County High School chess club spent the weekend of March 7-8 in Alexandria participating in the Virginia State Scholastic Chess Championships and performed very well again this year.

Students from Waddell Elementary School competed in the K-3 under 600 section of the tournament (“600” refers to the participants’ U.S. chess rating), in the K-5 under 1000 section, and in the K-5 Championship section. Students from Lylburn Downing Middle School competed in the K-8 under 1200 section, and students from Rockbridge County High School competed in the K-12 under 1400 section.

Waddell’s K-3 under 600 team finished in fourth place in their division, out of 14 teams from across the state. Waddell’s K-5 under 1000 team finished in fourth place in their division, out of 21 teams from across the state.

Lylburn Downing’s K-8 under 1200 team finished in fourth place in their division, out of 18 teams, and RCHS’s K-12 under 1400 team finished in fifth place out of nine teams.

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