The Laurence Chess Team is BACK!

By Robert Romano, Chess Coach

The Laurence Chess Mates participated in the first official in-person local tournament since pre-COVID times this past Sunday. The 2022 LA Back to School Scholastic Championships took place at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale. With more than 230 players, the event was jam-packed with excited and enthusiastic kindergarten through 12th grade students. The following Laurence 1st through 6th grade students played five games over the course of the day, with Aiden H. and Paxton B. taking home trophies in their sections:

  • Zak F.
  • Cy W.
  • Spencer K.
  • Maddy O.
  • Cole L.
  • Whitman P.
  • Cayden T.
  • Max F.
  • Paxton B.
  • Truman P.
  • Aiden H.
  • Nick B.
  • Alex G.
  • Tyler M.
  • Jake M.
  • Sid C.

Congratulations to all of our Chess Mates on a job well done and for Representing the “L” at this tournament!

Collage of students playing chess at the 2022 LA Back to School Scholastic Championships