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McCallie win two titles in TCA Region 2 chess tournament

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on March 06, 2017

McCallie Middle School students who won at regional chess tournamentMcCallie students performed exceptionally well at the Tennessee Chess Association Region 2 Team Chess Tournament, winning two region championships and sending three teams to the state finals.

McCallie students won titles at the high school and elementary levels and had a strong showing in the junior high tournament.

Eighth-grader Daniel Jeong, seventh-grader Sonny Ravinder and sixth-grader Henry Veys won the High School section with a perfect score of 4.0.

Veys also competed with fellow sixth-graders James Bechtol, Nasi Rahman and Stoney Wingfield in winning the Elementary Section with another perfect score of 4.0.

In the Junior High section, eighth-grader Andrew Haun and seventh-grader Rahul Patel teamed with Ravinder and Jeong for a solid fourth-place finish.

All three teams advance to the state finals which will be held March 25 at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn.

Topics: middle school, Chess

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