Players Compete at State Scholastic Chess Championships

Twelve USM chess players competed at the State Scholastic Chess Championships at UW-Oshkosh in March. The students performed exceptionally well across their divisions. In the K5 division, Aradh Kaur ’26, Jindh Kaur ’28, Hersh Singh ’24, and Jiyan Singh ’30 took first place and earned the title of state champions, a first for USM. In the K8 division, Divya Pandey ’22, Aditya Pillai ’23, and Logan Walls ’22 took sixth place. In the varsity division (the top division at the tournament), Jack Glusman ’19, Hadi Najeeb ’20, Ritika Pandey ’20, Keise Prewitt ’20, and Antonio Rodriguez ’19 took sixth place. Finally, in the bughouse tournament, USM took the second-place school trophy and sisters Ritika Pandey ’20 and Divya Pandey ’22 tied for first place.

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