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Chess Scholars Do It Again! Outstanding Results at the 2019 Greater NY Chess Championship!
Success Academy – January 11, 2019
SA Bed Stuy Middle School, 1st Place, Elementary U1500: Jessica Hyatt, Micah Scobie, Geah Jean-Baptiste, Geordany Solomon, Mouhamadou Tall, Ravindra Seupersad, Isaiah Brewster, Christopher Ortiz, Tabia Davis, Jayleen Badillo; Coach Tyrell Harriott.
The Greater NY Scholastic Chess Championships, held each year in downtown Brooklyn, is one of the most competitive scholastic chess tournaments in the country. New York City is home to thousands of aspiring chess masters after all! Our city boasts some of the top scholastic players in the country and each year they converge at this local tournament to duke it out over the chess board.
Our scholars did amazingly well as teams and individuals, with five individual wins in the top three, and seven team wins in the top three!
Primary (Grades K-3) Under 600
1st place individual (3rd on tiebreaks) Jacob Bolkhovitinov SA Bensonhurst
Primary (Grades K-3) Under 1000
2nd place team SA Bensonhurst
Elementary (Grades K-6) Under 700
3rd place team (4th on tiebreaks) SA Union Square
Elementary (Grades K-6) Under 1100
1st place team SA Myrtle Middle School
1st place individual (4th on tiebreaks) Barack Johnson SA Myrtle MS
Elementary (Grades K-6) U1500 rated
1st place team SA Bed Stuy Middle School
2nd place individual Aiden Bailey HE
Elementary (Grades K-6) Championship
2nd place team SA Hudson Yards Middle School
Junior High (Grades K-8) Under 1300
3rd place team SA Hudson Yards Middle School
1st place individual (2nd on tiebreaks) Joel Granados, SA Bronx 1 Middle School
High School (Grades K-12) Under 1200 rated
1st place individual Litsi Auquilla SA Harlem East
1st place team SA Harlem East
High School (Grades K-12) Under 1900 rated
1st place team SA HSLA (2nd on tiebreaks)
Congratulations to all our players!
Jacob Bolkhovitinov, Daniel Bokhovitinov, Nathan Bolkhovitinov, Daniel Kastioukevitch, Joshua Liberman, Kaiden Au
SA Washington Heights
Milana Ward, Dante Lorenzo, Emileo Martinez, Ociel Rosario, Subi Bencosme-lee, Gabe Bencosme-lee
SA Union Square
Naveen Paruchuri, Andrew Buchanan, Runqing Chu, Christian Higgins, Hadrian Stewart, Oliver Chung, Felix Goldey, Virgil Moraru, Andy Kim
SA Upper West
Rhyan Grennan, Hannah Lee, Misha Rairzin, Bryce Martin, Arjun Pradhan
SA Bed Stuy Middle School
Jessica Hyatt, Geah Jean Baptiste, Geordany Solomon, Micah Scobie, Ravindra Seupersad, Mouhamadou Tall, Tabia Davis, Christopher Ortiz, Isaiah Brewster, Jayleen Badillo
SA Harlem East Middle School
Josseph Alwan, Elizabeth Morales, Litsi Auquilla, Jahia Joseph, Jason Huang, Sameer Sherif, Quinlan Alday, Abdoulaye Amadou, Aiden Baile, Najma Gure
SA Hudson Yards Middle School
Silas Smith, Nathan Booncharoen, Aritro Chakravarty, Aston Roberts, Seth Fenton, Jerick Javier, Vukasin Usina, George Best, Thomas Bray-Vargas, Arielle Belobrovka, Kaylee Cao, Daniel Prizant, Rachel Prizant, Anthony Sanchez Jr., Nura Baalla, Ian Chen, Kyle Chen, Jaden Diaz
SA Midtown West Middle School
Aidan Kuo, Jason Maldonado, Ethan Lee, Noni Hardaway, Kristian Garcia, Boris McCoy, Daniel Henk, Hudson Kreymerman, Noah Lee, Lucas Brown
SA Bronx 1 Middle School
Joel Matthew Granados, Damian Hernandez, Christian Pettie, Tiara Galvez, Madison Williams, Roosevelt Moses, Marcella Reyes-Rivera
SA Myrtle Middle School
Barack Johnson, Gabriella Tamisi, Sabrina Addo, Nicole Leonardo, Gabryela Caban, Annika Parsia, Dylan Parris, Alexander Little, Andrew Beckles, Delilah Tavarez, Salihou Balde
Sammy Eyre, Edward Morales, Jason Zabre, Shadman Khan, Elliot Deutou, Idrissa Cisse
2nd place individual Elementary U1500, SA Harlem East
SA Myrtle Middle School, 1st place Elementary U1100 team
Sabrina Addo, Nicole Leonardo, Barack Johnson, Gabryela Caban, Gabriella Tamisi, Coach Alex Beltre.
SA Union Square, 3rd place (tie) Elementary U700 team
Felix Goldey, Virgil Moraru, Oliver Chung; Coach Dakim Vanterpool.