Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School participated in the Grafton Fall Scholastic chess tournament at Grafton High School in Yorktown on September 24th, 2016. CBGS’s four students had a clean sweep in the K12 unrated section taking 1st through 4th place and the 1st place team trophy. Northumberland High School sophomore Nathan Parker placed first after winning all of his games, Essex sophomore Gabriel Carlton placed 2nd, Colonial Beach senior Tori Nutt placed 3rd, and Westmoreland senior Ethan MacNamara placed 4th.
The tournament was hosted by the Virginia Scholastic Chess Association (VSCA) which holds rated and unrated tournaments monthly around the state. VSCA tournaments have brackets for all ages and skill levels. CBGS plans to participate in several rated tournaments in the following months. Students, adults, and schools in surrounding areas interested in learning more about chess or participating in tournaments are welcome to contact Mr. Dorsey at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the Va. Scholastic Chess site at vschess.org.
Picture Caption: Local Students Win Yorktown Chess Tournament
Pictured from left: Gabriel Carlton 2nd place (EHS), Nathan Parker 1st place (NHS), Ethan MacNamara 4th place (WHS), Tori Nutt 3rd place (CBHS), Greg Dorsey (CBGS Warsaw chess coach)