held its first Chess Championship on Tuesday, showing off their new sets purchased through the efforts of the school's chess club founder George Chressanthis, who also ran the tournament. Chressanthis was assisted by Susan Howe and Steve Burgess.
After more than three hours of competition, fourth grader Alex Parsons emerged as the champion. Third graders Alex Roberts, and finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Prizes ranged from chess books to gold, silver and bronze medals.
The tournament was not a USCF-rated event, but stuck to USCF tournament rules where applicable as well as standard chess tournament rules such as "touch move" and proper chess etiquette during games (no talking, no electronic devices, etc.). Every student played five games of chess against players determined by standard USCF rules governing these types of tournaments (called "Swiss" system tournaments).