A big congrats to ACA’s inaugural Chess Team! Their season started in January and lasted through April and they practiced twice a week and had tournaments almost every Monday with a total of about 15 tournaments this season!
Did you know, our Chess Team is not a club,?! It is a competitive sport and we are registered members of the Charter Athletic Association! Little tip: There are such thing as professional chess players and many colleges offer scholarships for exceptional chess players!
Our team is coached by Mr. Crossman (4th grade teacher) and Mr. Bertram. Here are some highlights of ACA’s first Chess Team members:
Team Captains: Quincy Diaz and Gabriel Rodriguez
Jacob Sivil beat the current state champion and broke his perfect season with a hard-fought win
Georgio Jacobs worked hard and successfully completed the season.
In the last tournament of the season, the following students received plaques in the following categories:
1st Chair Division:
3rd Place – Quincy Diaz
4th Place – Gabriel Rodriguez
2nd Chair Division:
3rd Place – Strummer Icenogle
3rd Chair Division:
2nd Place – Jacob Sivil
ACA’s 2016-2017 Chess Team Members Included: Damien Hamilton, Robert Dennison, Miguel Rosas, Gabriel Mendoza, Kingsley Alino, Quincy Diaz, Gabriel Rodriguez, Strummer Icenogle and Jacob Sivil.
Congrats to our first Bulldog Chess Team!