Pasadena ISD Announces Winners of the 4th Annual Chess Championship
Posted on 05/09/2014
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Pasadena ISD students participated in a quiet battle of the minds during the district's Fourth Annual Chess Championship at Beverly Hills Intermediate Thursday, May 1.

The event attracted an-all time high of about 150 students from 20 campuses throughout the district and one school from Deer Park ISD.

The championship was divided into four separate divisions including elementary (grades 3 and 4), middle (grades 5 and 6), intermediate (grades 7 and 8) and high school (grades 9-12). Students in grades three through eight played six games per round and received one point for each win and a half-point for a draw. High school students played a total of three rounds.

The following students won first place in the corresponding divisions: Frazier Elementary third grader Dylan Campos, Bobby Shaw sixth grader Victor Vargas, Beverly Hills eighth grader Chandler Bui and Dobie ninth grader John Cruz.

The goal of the chess program is to encourage students to think critically and use good judgment. Studies show that students who play chess make higher scores on standardized tests than those who do not.

Here is a complete list of this year’s winners. Photos of the winners are featured below.

Division

Place

Name

Campus

Grade

Score

Elementary (3-4)

1

Dylan Campos

Frazier

3

5.0 *

2

Michael Cortez

South Shaver

4

5.0

3 (Tie)

Mario Gonzalez

South Houston

4

4.5

Eduardo Vargas

South Shaver

4

4.5

Christian Vega

South Houston

3

4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle (5-6)

1

Victor Vargas

Shaw

6

6.0

2 (Tie)

Jeremiah Little

Morris

6

5.0

 

Timmy Phan

Morris

6

5.0

 

Joshua Turrubiates

Morris

5

5.0

3 (Tie)

Lee Chavez

Shaw

6

4.5

 

Julio Espinoza

Shaw

6

4.5

 

Braxton Shaw

Bonnette

6

4.5

 

Kevin Snow

Williams

5

4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate (7-8)

1

Chandler Bui

Beverly Hills

8

6.0 *

2

Kamsi Ike

Beverly Hills

8

6.0

3

Darrien Kramer

Bonnette

7

5.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School

1

John Cruz

Dobie

9

5.0

2

Michelle Thomas

Dobie

10

4.5

3

Derek Nguyen

Dobie

9

4.0


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