Friday, January 18, 2013

Davidsonville Chess Team Champions

Check Mate! Davidsonville Chess Team Captures Spot at Championship Competition

Congratulations to the Davidsonville Elementary Chess Club Team for their success this past weekend at the Second Annual Franklin Toys Chess Challenge, and to Kyler Davis, Owen Fleming, Peter Rozner and Ben Keith who have been selected to represent their school at the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Team Championships.
Here’s a summary of the team’s recent wins from the Davidsonville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and chess club co-chair Pamela Davis:
The Second Annual Franklin Toys Chess Challenge was held this past Sunday, Jan. 13. The challenge was sponsored by the Davidsonville Elementary (DES) Chess Club with 20 participants.

Davidsonville Elementary School’s  Chess Club
Congratulations to the following players who won or tied their divisions:
  • Asher Zumwalt
  • Tabitha Oakes
  • Daniel Holbrook
  • Connor Lawrence
  • Kameron Davis
  • Ryan Billings and
  • Patrick Suplee
It was a great opportunity for the intermediate players to gain experience with tournament-style playing using a clock.
The DES Chess Club also congratulates Kyler Davis, Owen Fleming, Peter Rozner and Ben Keith for being selected to represent Davidsonville Elementary at the Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Team Championships on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Towson.
The DES team will compete in the Elementary School JV division for the first time. This tournament is part of the US Chess Association—Maryland Chapter. The team will be competing against other rated elementary teams. This will be the team’s first time participating at the state level.
The DES Chess Club is sponsored by the PTO Enrichment Committee and meets once a week before or after school. The classes are offered to students in first through fifth grades. New players are always encouraged.

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