Bronxville Union Free School District

Bronxville Chess Players Make the Right Moves at Nationals

A group of 15 students from Bronxville Elementary School placed sixth in the U.S. Chess Federation’s annual National Elementary Championship, held May 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bronxville’s K-6 championship team participated in nine sections and competed against more than 2,260 students from across the country. The students fought hard through seven rounds of chess over the course of three days to bring home their sixth-place trophy.

Sunil Weeramantry, executive director of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation, said the students had an outstanding performance. “In the 20 plus years that the NSCF has been teaching the chess program in the Bronxville School, there has never been a better result,” he said.

Congratulations to first-grader Keith Chen; second-graders Rhys Brown, Teo Valdes and Olive Wilson; third-graders Natalie Beit and Liberty Wilson; fourth-graders Lorenzo Acharya, Harrison Brown, Charlie Hodulik and Madeline Lescott; fifth-graders Jamie Valdes and Eugene Yoo; and sixth-graders William Bornmann, Alexander Kupersmith and Tyler Tanaka-Wong.