The Beaufort Academy Chess Team won first place in the primary section of the Golden Isles Scholastic Chess Association Gran Prix Tournament on Saturday, November 23. According to the tournament director, “This team had the best four players that I have ever seen play on one team in the same section.” And this four person team won over a 12 person team. Jack McDougall, a third grader, went undefeated at 5-0, and took home first place in the tournament. Team members Kendra Rogers, a third grader; G Simmons, a third grader; and Whit Suber, a second grader, all went 4-1, with Whit Suber taking home the third place trophy on a tie breaker. Jack McDougall is currently tied for first place in the Grand Prix Standings.
From staff reports After two years away because of COVID-19, organizers have