Chess wizards at Beaufort Academy

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The 2015 Elementary Chess Nationals tournament was held in Nashville TN on May 9-10th. The tournament had over 2,200 players in attendance. This was the biggest gathered of K-6 grade players since 2003. Among the top players in the USA were five local chess champs from Beaufort Academy. The players were Kevin Rogers, Jack McDougall, G. Simmons, Kendra Rogers, and Whit Suber. The Beaufort Academy chess team matched chess move after chess move with players from New York to California. At the end of the national event Beaufort Academy placed 18th in the nation. BA placed 23th in the nation last year in Atlanta, GA. The team has shown they can play with the best teams anywhere. The team had the highest score of any team from the Southeast Region. Coach Rogers said, “The team played very well at Nationals and could one day win a National title.”

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