The Chicago Chess Foundation hosted the 2022 All-Girls Scholastic Chess Tournament at Bateman Elementary. Catherine Zhao(Alexander Graham Bell) and Anais Sharma(Lasalle Language Academy) competed in the K-2nd Section. The event was a five-round, Swiss-style tournament with a gameplay of G/ 30 + 5.
Anais(1.0 pts- 1 win, 1 loss, and 3 byes) competing in her second tournament of the year, finished the tournament in 16th place. Anais, who works with Coach Joseph, gives great effort, is eager to learn, and gains valuable experience.
Catherine(3.5 pts- 3 wins, a draw, and a loss), competing in her second tournament of the year, finished in 3rd Place. Catherine, who works with Coach Gina, is showing steady improvement and will look to build on her success at the next event.
The event had a total of 56 participants from over 12 Chicagoland schools. WFM(Woman Fide Master) Patrycja Labedz attended the event and was able to share her story and provide insight at the event. Congratulations to both students! We look forward to the next event!