May Chess Championship winners announced

May Chess Championship winners announced
Posted on 05/16/2018
May Chess Championship winners announcedby Dwight Henson
PISD Communications


Beverly Hills Intermediate recently hosted the eighth annual PISD May Chess Championship.

Twenty-seven PISD schools, three Deer Park ISD schools and one private school took part in the event, totaling 222 competitors.

“The game of chess helps students build problem solving skills, memory and concentration as well as good sportsmanship,” said Leslie Axel, advanced academics coordinator for Pasadena ISD. “Participating students learn new strategies from their opponents as they make new friends.”

Volunteers, campus administrators and central office personnel cheered on the chess enthusiasts as they put their skills to the test.

“My profuse thanks are due to all the campus chess coaches and other adult volunteers who came and helped,” said James Early, PISD chess coordinator. “Thanks are also due to our scorekeepers, hall monitors, and to the custodians who cleaned up after us.”

Each participant competed in five games and received one point for each win and a half-point for each draw.

The top five from each division are: 

Division

Place

Name

Campus

Grade

Score

Grade 3

1

Aiden Aguilar

Frazier

3

5.0

2

Juan Martinez Pablo

Laura Bush

3

5.0

3

Isaac Garza

Morales

3

4.0

4

Nelson Torres

Young

3

4.0

5

Steven Aguilar

Frazier

3

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 4

1

Juan Vega

Genoa

4

5.0

2

Harold Funez

Genoa

4

5.0

3

Victoria Chorieanu

Genoa

4

4.5

4

Ricardo Fernandez

Genoa

4

4.5

5

Nicholas Kemp

Frazier

4

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 5

1

Jimmy Bui

Morris

5

5.0

2

Samantha Garcia

Milstead

5

4.0

3

Christopher Sahagun

Milstead

5

4.0

4

Jericho Urbano

Our Lady of Fatima

5

4.0

5

Vinh Nguyen

Roberts