On Saturday, May 19, the Bateman chess team returned to Nobel Elementary for the final Chicago Chess Foundation tournament of the school year. The team and some individuals had success to cap off another fine year of Bateman chess.
The 5th/6th grade team earned 2nd place out of 25 competing schools, with Gabriel Marquez leading the way with four wins in five rounds. Meanwhile, the 7th/8th grade team also got 2nd place with only two players, both of whom placed in the top 7. Cholpon Nurgazieva claimed her first trophy with a 5th place finish, and 8th grader Aaron Andino completed his Bateman chess career with a 3rd place prize. In the Advanced section, Bateman was narrowly edged out of a 2nd place trophy, but 8th grader Layla Rodriguez wrapped up an amazing Bateman run with a 6th place individual honor.
Bateman is very proud to have had Layla and Aaron shine a light for our younger players as we look ahead to continued success. Remember to mark your calendars! The Bateman Chess-a-thon will be happening on Thursday, June 7. We hope to see you there!
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