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Fall Chess Tournament Winners Announced

Fall Chess Tournament Winners Announced
Posted on 12/04/2018
Fall Chess Tournament Winners Announcedstory by Dwight Henson
photography by James Early


Beverly Hills Intermediate recently hosted the ninth annual PISD Fall Chess Tournament.

31 PISD schools, three Deer Park ISD schools and one private school took part in the event, which amounted to 220 competitors.

“It was wonderful to see over 200 students come out to play an ancient game which builds cognitive and social skills, teaches sportsmanship and is just plain fun,” said James R. Early, PISD chess coordinator.

Volunteers, campus administrators and central office personnel cheered on the chess enthusiasts as they put their skills to the test.

"We set up over a hundred tournament tables, concession stands, registration stations and reception areas for friends and family," said United States Chess Federation (USCF) tournament director Susan Metcalfe. "This chess tournament is important because it brings so many people together to create a special event for our students."

Each participant competed in five games and received one point for each win and a half-point for each draw.

The top five from each division are:

Division

Place

Name

 

Grade

Score

Grade 3

1

Carlos Vega

Genoa

3

4.5

2

Idunu Baruwa-Etti

South Belt

3

4.0

3

Bella Sherwood

Frazier

3

4.0

4

Manuel Mandoza

Parks

3

4.0

5

Jessie Garza

Genoa

3

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 4

1

Daniel Arevalo

Genoa

4

5.0

2

David Garcia

Genoa

4

5.0

3

Nelson Torrez

Young

4

4.0

4

Juan Martinez

Laura Bush

4

4.0

5

Cullen Ponder

Frazier

4

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 5

1

Juan Vega

Roberts

5

5.0

2

Quoc-Bao Ngo

Melillo

5

4.5

3

Richard Le

Morris

5

4.0

4

Anderson Aguilar

Melillo

5

4.0

5

Victoria Chioreanu

Roberts

5

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6

1

Jimmy Bui

Morris

6

5.0

2

Jericho Urbano

Our Lady of Fatima

6

4.0

3

Jack Martinez

Deer Park JH

6

4.0

4

Cody Hernandez

 

6

4.0

5

Maximilio Santiago

Deepwater JH

6

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

1

Christina Houston

South Houston Int

8

5.0

2

Alejandro Lopez

Beverly Hills

7

4.0

3

Oscar Garza

Beverly Hills

7

4.0

4

Dylan Campos

Thompson

8

4.0

5

Xavier Valerio

Thompson

8

4.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

High School

1

Rodrigo Berlanga

Sam Rayburn

9

4.5

2

Lazaro Mottu

CTHS

11

4.5

3

Matthew Montemayor

CTHS

10

4.0

4

Blake Danner

CTHS

10

4.0

5

Timmy Phan

Dobie

11

3.0

 

 

 

 

 

 


Grade 3 (left to right):  Jessie Garza, Genoa; Manuel Mendoza, Parks; Bella Sherwood, Frazier; Idunu Baruwa-Etti, South Belt; Carlos Vega, Genoa.
Grade 3 (left to right):  Jessie Garza, Genoa; Manuel Mendoza, Parks; Bella Sherwood, Frazier; Idunu Baruwa-Etti, South Belt; Carlos Vega, Genoa

Grade 4 (left to right):  Cullen Ponder, Frazier; Juan Martinez, Laura Bush; Nelson Torrez, Young; David Garcia, Genoa; Daniel Arevalo, Genoa
Grade 4 (left to right):  Cullen Ponder, Frazier; Juan Martinez, Laura Bush; Nelson Torrez, Young; David Garcia, Genoa; Daniel Arevalo, Genoa

Grade 5 (left to right): Victoria Chioreanu, Roberts; Anderson Aguilar, Melillo; Richard Le, Morris; Quoc Bao-Ngo, Melillo; Juan Vega, Roberts
Grade 5 (left to right): Victoria Chioreanu, Roberts; Anderson Aguilar, Melillo; Richard Le, Morris; Quoc Bao-Ngo, Melillo; Juan Vega, Roberts

Grade 6 (left to right): Maximiliano Santiago, Deepwater JH, Codi Hernandez, Morris; Jericho Urbano, Our Lady of Fatima; Jack Martinez, Deer Park JH, Jimmy Bui, Morris
Grade 6 (left to right): Maximiliano Santiago, Deepwater JH, Codi Hernandez, Morris; Jericho Urbano, Our Lady of Fatima; Jack Martinez, Deer Park JH, Jimmy Bui, Morris

Intermediate (left to right): Christina Houston, South Houston; Alejandro Lopez, Beverly Hills; Oscar Garza, Beverly Hills; Xavier Valerio, Thompson; Dylan Campos, Thompson
Intermediate (left to right): Christina Houston, South Houston; Alejandro Lopez, Beverly Hills; Oscar Garza, Beverly Hills; Xavier Valerio, Thompson; Dylan Campos, Thompson


High School (left to right): Rodrigo Berlanga, Sam Rayburn; Lazaro Mottu, CTHS; Matthew Montemayor, CTHS; Blake Danner, CTHS; Timmy Phan, Dobie
High School (left to right): Rodrigo Berlanga, Sam Rayburn; Lazaro Mottu, CTHS; Matthew Montemayor, CTHS; Blake Danner, CTHS; Timmy Phan, Dobie