Eighth-grader Joel Onyejiaka of the Southeast campus won four games and went undefeated in an individual chess tournament over the weekend at Presbyterian School.
We have one more individual tournament in December and then a major tournament in January.
The Varnett Public School will host its second regional tournament on Jan. 11 at the Southwest campus. The kids are getting ready and excited.
We also are getting ready for the state championship tournament in March at the Houston Marriott Westchase.
And finally, we are launching a fundraising campaign to send our team to the National Junior High chess championships on April 24-26 in Jacksonville, Fla.
In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Joel!
-Coach Richard Burton