Monday, May 8, 2017

WAIS, Pin Oak Take Top Honors in Inaugural Chess Tourney

Westchester Academy for International Studies and Pin Oak Middle School took home first-place trophies from SBISD’s First Annual Chess Invitational Tournament at Spring Oaks Middle School.

Nearly 40 middle and high school players competed in the tournament.

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The tournament ran as a five-round system in which each participant played five games.

Trophies were awarded to the five highest scoring teams and individual players in the tournament. The tournament was open to all secondary students.

Broch Rhebergen of WAIS took individual first place for high school, while Pavan Marathi of Pin Oak won individual first place for middle school.

Students from middle and high schools throughout Spring Branch ISD, the Greater Houston Area and the state of Texas were invited to participate.

Chess Director John Vargas with Community In Schools at Spring Oaks Middle led the event. Spring Woods High School math teacher and chess coach Alex Teich along with several volunteers assisted Vargas in producing the event.

SBISD 1st Annual Chess Tournament Results

Individual High School Players
1st – Broch Rhebergen, Westchester Academy for International Studies
2nd – Joshua Castillo and Carlos Lopez, Spring Woods HS
3rd – Osvualdo Cabrera, Spring Woods HS
4th – Rodolfo Arroyo, Spring Woods HS

High School Teams
1st – Westchester Academy for International Studies – Upper School
2nd – Spring Woods High School

Individual Middle School Players
1st – Pavan Marathi, Pin Oak
2nd – Jorge Galvon, Hamilton MS; Oscar Lay, Pin Oak; Max Hsu, Pin Oak
3rd – Marcus Beasley, Pin Oak

Middle School Teams
1st – Pin Oak Middle School
2nd – Hamilton Middle School
3rd – Spring Oaks Middle School
4th – Landrum Middle School
5th – Westchester Academy for International Studies – Middle School


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