District Chess Champions

District Chess Champions Crowned
Posted on 02/09/2024
A total of 98 students at all grade levels from across the district took part in the Douglas County School System Annual Scholastic Chess Championship at Turner Middle School on January 27.

Trophies were awarded to the top students and teams from a dozen different schools.

“The players showed great sportsmanship and passion during the tournament,” said Tournament Director James Lynn. “I am proud of them and their resolve to never give up. I look forward to seeing how much they improve next year!”

Brighten Academy won the Elementary School Championship with 17 points out of a maximum of 20. Turner squeezed by Brighten Academy to win the Middle School Championship with 14 points. And Lithia Springs dominated to win the High School Championship with 12.5 points.

The top performers at each level were Winston Chen (CHES) and Noah Torres (BAES) in the Elementary divisions, who each went 5-0; Aarion Lee (TMS), who went 5-0 in the Middle School division; and Fernando Dominguez (DCHS) and Kalechukwu Ohia (LSHS), who each went 4-1 in the High School division.
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