The Laurence Chess Mates At the Winter Chess Fest

by Robert Romano, Academic Specialist and Chess Coach

Last weekend, the Laurence Chess Mates were represented by a small group at the Winter Chess Fest in West Hills. Adwika C. (3rd grade), Paxton B. (4th grade), Alex G. (5th grade) and Tyler M. (6th grade) represented the Mates. The team played five games in three different sections during six-plus hours. It was a long day, but our students played hard, played smart, and persevered through a very tough field. Alex G. placed 2nd in his section and Tyler M. placed 5th. More importantly, much was learned, and fun was had by all! Our next tournament is the 2023 Winter Scholastic Chess Championships on January 29th in Glendale.