Jonathan Cui(Skinner North), Sophia Mamora(Lasalle Language Academy), Isaac Duarte-Luna(Ancona), and Rohan Malkani(Alcott Elementary) competed in the Chicago Chess Foundation May Scholastic Tournament, which took place at Alfred Nobel Elementary School. Jonathan and Sophia competed in the Pawn's Section, Isaac and Leo in the Knight's Section, and Rohan in the Bishop's Section. The tournament was a five round, swiss-style tournament with a game time of 30 + 5.
In the Pawns Section, Jonathan(3.5 points- 3 wins, bye, and a loss) finished in 7th place). This was Jonathan's first tournament and top ten finish. Sophia(3.0 points- 2 wins, a bye, and a loss) finished in 16th place with her first top twenty finish of the year. Sophia has made huge strides developing her game under the tutelage of Coach Angelyn.
In the Knight's Section, Leo(3.0 points- 3 wins and 2 losses) finished in 12th place. Leo also competed in the team event, with his team finishing in 2nd Place! Isaac( 3.0 points- 3 wins and 2 losses) finished in 17th place. Isaac is learning fast and continues to improve by practicing, as well as gaining valuable experience by competing in multiple tournaments each month.
In the Bishop's Section, Rohan(2.5 points- 1 win, draw, stalemate, and a loss) finished in 35th place. This was Rohan's very first tournament! Rohan works with Coach Joseph each week and is looking forward to his next tournament experience!
There were a total of 241 students who participated in this tournament. Congratulations to all of our team members for their hard work, dedication, and preparation! Special thanks to our coaches who work with these students to help improve their games. We look forward to the next event!