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!