Oak Ridge students have earned spots in the state championship chess tournament this month.
The Tennessee Chess Association Individual Regional Tournament was Saturday, January 27, at Oak Ridge High School. There were 36 competitors representing Oak Ridge schools: 12 from Oak Ridge High School, six from Jefferson Middle School, six from Robertsville Middle School, four from Willow Brook Elementary School, three each from Linden Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School, and two from St. Mary’s.
Kindergartener An Nguyen from St. Mary’s won a clear first place in the K-3 division with a perfect 5-0 score, a press release said. Sixth-grader Brian Qu of Jefferson was second in the K-6 division, and senior Andrew Chan and sophomores Bear Moran and Justin Blanchard from Oak Ridge High School were fifth thru seventh in the K-12 division. All these students earned a spot in the state championship tournament to be held February 17 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
This press release and photos were submitted by Gilbert Chan.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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