The Streak Continues: Speyer Chess takes TWO State Championships!


 We came, we checkmated, we conquered! Speyer Chess made their way to the 2019 NY State Scholastic Championships in Saratoga Springs, NY…and brought home not one but TWO State Championship titles and multiple individual awards! 

The tournament had more than 1,200 students competing for various scholastic state championship titles. Speyer bought 21 students to participate in more than five sections. Our K-6 team and our K-3 team earned first place, while our K-1 team in their “big stage debut” proudly clinched seventh place! 

 Congrats to all of Speyer players for their camaraderie, team work, and sportsmanship…and a HUGE thank you to our fantastic coaches (Mr. O'Hanlon, Coach John, and Coach Milos) and the ever-supportive chess parents for their time and support throughout the weekend! Check out all of the details below. Next up: Nationals! 

K-6 Elementary – New York State Champions!
Brewington H. (5 pts out of 6; 2nd place in individual rankings)
Kiren N. (4.5 pts out of 6; 8th place in individual rankings)
Ian N. (4.5 pts out of 6)
Ripley G. (4 pts out of 6)
Alexander B. (3.5 pts out of 6)
Johji N. (3.5 pts out of 6)
Marcus K. (3 pts out of 6)
Henry Z.

K-3 Primary - New York State Champions!
Oliver B. (5 pts out of 6; 5th place in individual rankings)
Jasper H. (4.5 pts out of 6; 7th place in individual rankings)
Seann D. (3 pts out of 6)
Kulyan B. (3 pts out of 6; special recognition: 1st Place U1000)
Julian L.
Jordy L.
Joshua G.

K-1 Championship - 7th Place Team!
Adil K. (3 pts out of 6; special recognition: 2nd Place U400)
Bryan A. (3 pts out of 6)
Lukas H. (3 pts out of 6)
Sophie R.

Primary U800
Sophie K.

K1 U400
Theodore H.