On October 27, in Statesboro, Ga., the Ogeechee River Scholastic Chess Tournament was held. Beaufort Academy chess team dominated other Georgia chess teams. In the K-2 grade section, BA
second grader G Simmons won first. Young Mr. Simmons went undefeated in this section.
Kendra Rogers won second place, and 1st grader Whit Suber won third. Sophia Martin won 2.5 games as the K-2 grade team won first place overall. In the third- fifth grade section, Beaufort Academy’s Luke Rhatigan won 2.5 games and 4th grader Kevin Rogers went undefeated in the section.
The tournament had 154 players in its attendance. This was Beaufort Academy’s chess team first tournament of the year.