DSA Chess Team Sweeps Tournament!

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Congratulations to our Divine Savior Academy Chess Team for sweeping their chess tournament this past weekend! Read on for a full report from Chess Program Director Gil Luna:

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I would like to congratulate our team on an excellent tournament performance. I am very proud of our kids! We had 42 DSA players participate. The tournament consisted of 185 players.
For the 2nd time in school history, the DSA team swept all 5 divisions!
K1 1st Place
K3 1st Place
K5 1st Place
K8 1st Place
K12 1st Place
Our team had excellent individual results as well.
K1
Daniel ?? ??1st Place Trophy
Evan ?? ?? ??3rd Place Trophy
Kahla ?? ??4th Place Trophy
K3
Joshua ?? ?? ??1st Place Trophy (perfect 5-0)
Christian ??5th Place Trophy 4/5
Daniel ?? ?? ?? 7th Place (tiebreaks) 4/5
K5
Sebastian ?? ??3rd Place Trophy 4/5
Christian ?? ?? 5th Place trophy ??4/5
Ryan ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??7th Place (tiebreaks) 4/5
K8
Sergio 2nd Place Trophy 4.5/5
Sergio has only played 3 tournaments and placed 2nd in a 57 player middle school section!
Jesus ?? ?? ?? ??5th Place Trophy ?? ?? ?? 4/5
James ?? ?? ?? 6th Place (Tiebreaks) 4/5
Enrique ?? ??10 Place (Tiebreaks) ??4/5
K12
Valentina ?? ??3rd Place ??Trophy
William ?? ?? ?? 5th Place Trophy
It wasn’t just the players who placed that did a great job. There were many upset wins by our players against higher rated opponents. One that stands out in particular was Ethan, who beat a 1029 player! In general all of our team played well, and I saw a great level of maturity throughout our team. It was a very positive tournament, and I see a very bright future for our kids.
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Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff
Dana Kirchoff is the Director of Communications at Divine Savior Academy.