Our Chess Team – At National Elementary Chess Championship in Nashville!

Lower Lab was represented by nine (9) students this past weekend at the National Elementary Chess Championship in Nashville, Tennessee and fielded one team in the highly competitive K-3 Under 800 Section.

  •  Lower Lab was led by Ezra van Boxtel to a 2nd Place finish.

K-3 Under 800 Section

  • Ezra van Boxtel (6.5)
  • Pearce Marinis (5.0)
  • Triton Oh (5.0)
  • Otto Braun (5.0)
  • Cameron Erde (4.5)
  • Sam Weinick (4.0)
  • Lucas Mak participated in the K-3 Championship Section scoring 3.0 points.
  • Hana Kaloudis participated in the K-5 Under 900 Section scoring 5.0 points.
  • Maxwell Bieber participated in the K-5 Under 900 Section scoring 3.0 points.

 Trophies are proudly displayed in our trophy case in the lobby!

Congratulations to all of our student participants and special thanks to their parents and our Chess NYC Coaches – Logan, Angel and Russ for their dedication and hard work with our students throughout the school year and encouragement at each of the team tournaments.

Lower Lab Chess Calendar: Please check the Lower Lab team calendar link for our next tournament. The next team tournament is Nest+m on 5/31. Registration link: http://nychesskids.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1168&Itemid=391


Team Calendar link

Summer Camp Opportunities: Also, if you plan on being in NYC this summer, Chess NYC (the same coaches that teach our afterschool classes and attend and support our students at each tournament) support a number of chess camp opportunities that can help prepare us for next year. The camps are fun and social and packed with great chess instruction and play opportunities for all levels and I signed up my sons Pearce (2nd Grader) and Rylan (K student). Link: www.chessnyc.com