Rockford’s Thurgood Marshall wins first place in state chess championship
Online Staff Report
Rockford’s Thurgood Marshall School finished first in the junior high section at the 2013 Illinois K-8 Chess Championships at Illinois State University in Bloomington, Ill.
Almost 600 K-8 chess players competed Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, in the tournament. The Marshall team includes Vincent Do, Steven Do, McKinley Torre, Henry Harmon and Kirkland Shun.
Local winners included the following:
· Vincent Do: First place in the junior high section as a fifth-grader playing up. He finished with a perfect score of 7-0, the only player to do so in this section
· Steven Do, an eighth-grader, won a 16th-place trophy in the junior high section
Washington Academy also had three players in attendance: Paranjay Gupta, Ryan Sweeney and Kamalesh Sureshkumar. In the Primary K-2 section, Sureshkumar, a first-grader, won a 19th-place trophy.
Posted March 13, 2013
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