St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School hosted it’s thirteenth annual chess tournament at school on Friday, November 3. Eighty-eight chess players from nine different schools competed in four divisions. Our chess club performed extremely well! In the Grade K-1 division, Joey received a fifth place trophy! In the Grade 2-3 division we had all of our players placing in their division, including Tommy, Emmett, Corey, Matthew and Jack. These boys brought home a third place trophy! This was quite an accomplishment as there were over 30 players in this most popular division! In the Grade 4-5 division, Gabrielle was our school's sole representative, but she represented us very well by placing in her division! Ian, Alex, Max, Danny and Zach also placed in their division, enabling our Grade 6-8 division to bring home the first place trophy! Coach Theo is very proud of all of these hard working children and their success! The chess club and Coach Theo would like to extend a special thank you to all of the amazing St. Al/St. Pat’s chess parents for their hard work orchestrating this tournament!!
One hundred and two young chess players from nine different schools gathered at St. Alphonsus-St. Patrick School on Friday, November 9, for some challenging tournament play. Thirty-four of our own Chess Champions competed and brought home an amazing ten trophies. Our Kindergarten-First Grade, our Second-Third Grade, and our Sixth-Eighth Grade teams all won First Place trophies. There were numerous Achievement Medals for our players and some special individual trophy winners as well. First Grader Alexander won 1st place in his division and classmate Zachary took home 3rd Place. Third grader Luke Z. achieved 1st place in the second-third grade division while fellow third graders Alex won 2nd place, Ian took 3rd place, and Ryan O. won the 4th place trophy. Eighth grader Cameron also won 2nd place in the 6th-8th grade division. Coach Theo was extremely proud of both the achievements of his players as well as the sportsmanship and dignity the students displayed. Congratulations Chess Team!