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ACS Students Win Team and Individual Awards at State Chess Championship

Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michi Trota
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Several ACS students participated in the 2019 IL State Chess Championship recently in Bloomington, and we're pleased to share they brought home several individual and team awards:


Grades 6 - 8 (Jr. High Division):

1st Place Team

Tuoyu Yang 

Daniel Lee

Christian Turk

Millian Whittier

Sohan Bendre

Neola Edwin


The following students also received individual awards:

Tuoyu Yang: 3rd Place in State Division

Daniel Lee: 11th Place in State Division 

Christian Turk: 2nd Place in Class for 8th Graders


Sohan and Christian also took 2nd Place as a team in the Bughouse competition.


Grades 4 - 5 (Elementary Division):

3rd Place Team

Merrill Lee

Benjamin McKendall

Kavin Bendre

Caleb Engel

Cyrus Darki

Lincoln Routier


The following students also received individual awards:

Merrill Lee: 1st Place

Benjamin McKendall: 2nd Place among players in 700 to 899 rating


Grades 2 - 3 (Upper Primary Division):

1st Place Team

Jake Izhaky

Jasim Siddiqui

Alex Andrade

Jack Murphy

Lucas Means

William Zhong

Thakur Vyas 


Congratulations to the following members also received individual awards:

Jake Izhaky: 3rd in State Division

Jasim Siddiqui: 18th in State Division

Alex Andrade: 24th in State Division


Grades K - 1st (Lower Primary Division):

6th Place in State Team

Olivia Lee

Rokas Urbonas

Arianna Darki


The following students also received individual awards:

Olivia Lee: 3rd in State Division

Rokas Urbonas: 24th in State Division


Congratulations to everyone who participated in this chess championship for a job well done!

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