SLES students place at the January Chess Tournament.

The South Loop Chess Team had a great tournament over the weekend at De La Salle Institute. Nine students competed in 4 different age groups, and the team had one of our best tournament outcomes yet. Several students competed for the very first time, others tied or even improved on their best scores, and for the first time the team received 2 awards! Erik Keller – a veteran of the team – tied for 7th place in his age group and earned a medal, and PJ McAndrew and Martin Uram both competed in their first tournaments ever, taking home second place in the team competition for their age group. We’re very proud of all the players this weekend and hope to have even more kids competing next month.

Pawns, Kindergarten-1st Grade:  PJ McAndrew and Martin Uram

Knights, 2nd-3rd Grade: Cesar Rabelo, Lucca Jones and Gabe Campeau

Bishops, 4th-5th Grade: Erik Keller and Ella Uram

Rooks, 6th-8th Grade: Jacob Denton and Isaac Uram

Visit the Chess Team Page for more information on how to join the team.

For full tournament results: https://chicagochessfoundation.org/dls-results-2022