The Beaufort Academy Chess team won first place in the Primary Section of the South Carolina State Championship Tournament on Saturday, March 22. The team of Whit Suber, Kendra Rogers, Jack McDougall and G Simmons has placed first in every tournament this year as a team. Whit Suber placed second in the K-3 grade section at state. The team is wearing their new team shirts that were sponsored by the McDougall law firm. Not pictured Kevin Rogers won the fifth grade state champion title. On April 25-27 the team will attend the Junior High National Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.