Elementary Chess Goes National

By Ross Colby, TPS Chess Coach

TPS brought 15 players to the Elementary National Chess Championship in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend (May 11-13). Here’s how we did.

In the K3 Under 700 Division there were 299 players and 54 teams. TPS tied for 2nd with The Browning School of New York (3rd on tiebrakes), and we were just 1/2 point behind the first place team, PS 59 Beekman Hill. My expectations were pleasantly shattered!!

K3 U700: 3rd Place!

Niels G. (trophy tie for 30th)
Jack Ab. (trophy tie for 30th)
Mikaela O.
Max S.
Aarav H.
Deegan C.
Jones G.

We also had four players in the K5 Under 900 division. And although we didn’t place, I was very happy with the effort and improvement of our players! There were 60 teams and 370 players.

K5 U900
Nathaniel K.
Manav J.
Finn M.
Max G.

Ben R. played in the K6 U1000 section and Max G. and George D. played together in the very challenging K6 U1400 section! Together, these two players made 6 upsets! Finally, Hugo G. played in his first chess tournament, winning 3/7 games in the K-1 Under 500 section!

Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all our awesome chess parents and kids! We had a blast!

TPS Tigers Excel at Chess Nationals

The TPS Tigers came in 2nd out of 71 teams in the nation in the K-5 Under 900 section at the National Elementary Championship in Nashville!

Up against more than 450 competitors at the National Elementary (K-6) Championship in Nashville, Tennessee, there were four TPS individual trophy winners: Scotty J., Alex D., Evan L., and Max G. 

State Chess Champs!

The TPS chess team were enormously successful at this past weekend's the Pennsylvania State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament in Lancaster, PA.   Here are the results:

  • The TPS Tigers came in FIRST PLACE in the K6 under 800 competition.
  • In the K3 Open competition, the TPS Tigers came in SECOND PLACE (tied for first, but came in second with tiebreaks).
  • The Tigers came in SECOND in the K6 Open.
  • The Tigers came in SECOND in the K8 Open.
  • Results for the K9 Open have not been communicated yet; please stay tuned.

Individuals who trophied were Brody Park (1st place U600); Coleman Wampler (2nd place K6 U800; Tate Park (4th overall K6 Open); Kobrin Goloveyko (9th place K6 under 800; Max Orenstein (1st place K6 Open under 700); and Jamieson Wade (9th overall K8 Open).

Here is the roster of all of our TPS Tiger Chess Champs.

TPS Chess Tigers Compete in National Tournament

Congratulations to the nine hard-working TPS chess players who spent the weekend in Atlanta with nearly 5,000 other players at the National Junior High Chess Tournament. Our K8 Championship Team - Pietro B., Tate P., Jamieson W., and Lucas S. - placed 19th out of 43 teams.

Our K9 Under 1250 - Noah R., Amory P., and Leo B. - placed 21 of 35 teams but were the highest ranking team with only three players (all teams placing higher had four or more players).  

Grayson W. and Brody P. also participated in the K9 Under 750 section.

Special thanks to our fantastic coach, Ross Colby.  (Photos to come!)