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Middle school chess champs bring home awards

May 23, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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WILLIAMSBURG — TWO YOUNG BROOKLYN CHESS WHIZZES have been named national champions in this game of strategy. The students took home several awards at the 2024 National Chess Middle School Championship in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. The middle schoolers, both from I.S. 318 in Williamsburg, participate in New York Edge — the city’s largest provider of school-based afterschool and summer programming. Angelica, a current 7th grader who’s been involved in New York Edge’s chess program for two years, tied in 1st place for the U1400 ranking section. Solomon, who will be graduating from 8th  grade this spring, earned a perfect score and took home 1st place in the U700 section.

New York Edge’s team from I.S. 318K also received 4th place in U700, 6th place in the Championship section, and 8th place in U900.

The chess champs participating in New York Edge’s after school program brought back several awards from a tournament held in Atlanta.
Photo: Neot Doron-Repa


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