The Beaufort Academy Chess Team, consisting of Kendra Rogers, G. Simmons, Jack McDougall and Whit Suber, recently won the Elementary Division of the South Carolina Independent School Association State Chess Championship in Sumpter, South Carolina. Jack McDougall went undefeated winning 5 matches and tying 1. Jack placed 2nd in the individual standings and Whit Suber came in 3rd with a 5 wins and 1 loss showing. Kevin Rogers won the Middle School Division, going undefeated at 6-0. These five chess champs will be attending K-6 Grade Nationals chess tournament in Tennessee this coming May.