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12/18/10 Samuel Morse and Cross Country lead the way in chess

In the first BKCL advanced level chess tournament of the 2010-11 season Samuel F.B. Morse #98 and Cross Country #247 led the way.  There were a total of 18 schools and 75 players at this event held at Poly. Morse narrowly won the elementary team title by one half point over Hampstead Hill #47 while Cross Country had a 2 point margin in the middle school division over Woodhome #205. Three players in the elementary division of 35 players had perfect scores and won individual trophies - Corwyn Shocket #321, Autumn Jenkins #62 and Jordan Best #236.  In the middle school division of 40 players three players had perfect scores and won individual trophies - Noa Villalobos # 338, Ronald Best #236 and Devon Campbell #247.

 

The next BKCL tournament will be held for novice players on January 29, 2011.

12/9/10 Read about our kids in the Baltimore Brew!

http://www.baltimorebrew.com/2010/12/09/more-than-a-game-chess-takes-off-in-baltimore-city-schools/

11/20/10 BKCL Girls Win Mid-Atlantic Chess Championships

Teams from four BCPS schools posted impressive results in the Mid-Atlantic Girls Chess Championships held on Saturday. There were 116 girls from five states (MD,PA,VA,DE,CT) competing in this USCF event at the Roland Park Country School. Cross Country E/M #247 took the first place team trophy in the Reserve section. Western HS #407, competing in their first chess tournament ever, captured the second place team trophy. Baltimore Montesorri #336 and Hamilton E/M #236 also had strong showings with top 10 finishes in the Novice division. Four BCPS players (see attached photo) won individual trophies for top 10 results - Kayla Johnson #407 third, Morgan Brown #247 seventh,  Sydnee Campbell #247 ninth, De'Asya Bonner #407 tenth - each of these girls have been part of the Baltimore Kids Chess League for at least five years.
 
Congratulations to Principals Durham and Trusty and Coaches Katz and Chin and Atkinson !!!
 
 
Steve Alpern
Commissioner, Baltimore Kids Chess League

11/06/2010 Jordan Best takes 6th place at the National Youth Action Chess Championship

Jordan Best a third grader from Hamilton E/M School #236 finished in sixth place at the National Youth Action Chess Championships in Long Branch, New Jersey this weekend. Jordan finished the grueling weekend with a 7-2 record in the K-3 division of 96 players. This was the first time any BKCL player has competed in this national event.
 
Congratulations to Coach Julius Wade and Principal William Murphy.
 
Steve Alpern, Commissioner
Baltimore Kids Chess League

10/2/2010 Cross Country Takes First Place in the u800 section at the Windy Hill Tournament of the Maryland Chess Association

On Saturday October 2, 2010, the Cross Country E/MS chess team started off the new chess season right where they left off the last. In the first Maryland Chess Association scholastic event of the new season including 114 players and held at Windy Hill in Calvert County, Cross Country captured the first place trophy in the u800 section. Devon Campbell an eighth grader at Cross Country finished tied for fourth in the top rated section marking the highest finish ever for a BKCL player in the Rally section. The winner of this section at the end of the season is eligible for a full scholarship to UMBC. 
 
Congratulations to Principal Curtis Durham and Coach Dan Katz for another great result !!!
 
Steve Alpern, Commissioner
Baltimore Kids Chess League
Chess Makes Kids Smarter
 

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