Concentration, memory skills, critical thinking and logic for playing the game of chess continue to produce medals for students in ASD-W schools.
Derrick Grant, Grades 6-12 numeracy coordinator for ASD-W, said six schools recently took part in a chess tournament held at Oromocto High School for students competing at the high school and middle school levels. Players competed in double elimination style playing up to six games to capture medals and become eligible to play in the provincial championships scheduled for April 18 in Edmundston.
Ridgeview Middle School, Nashwaaksis Middle School, Gagetown School, Harold Peterson Middle School, Fredericton High School and Oromocto High School students attended this event. Medal winners were as follows:
Grade 12: Gold, Leo
Cui (FHS) and 2019 provincial champion.
Grade 11: Gold, Cynthia
Cui (FHS) and 2019 provincial champion; Silver, Spencer Merryweather (FHS)
Grade 10: Gold,
Aaron Meyer (OHS); Silver, Tom Wielemaker (FHS)
Grade 9: Gold, Max
Yang (FHS); Silver, Tal Tepfer (FHS)
Grade 8 : Gold,
Silas Moss (HP); Silver, Andrew Mabey (HP)
Grade 7: Gold, Jacob
Connor (NMS); Silver, Gabe Strickland (RMS)
Grade 6: Gold, Peyton
Tobin-Jardine (NMS); Silver, Carter Mulholland (RMS)
Another tournament for middle school students also took place in Marysville with competitors entering from Bliss Carmen Middle School and George Street Middle School. Winners were as follows:
Grade 8: Gold, Jacob Cheng (BCMS)
Silver, Grady Coy (BCMS)
Grade 7: Gold, Colin Partridge (BCMS)
Silver, Leon Liu (GSMS)
Grade 6: Gold, Raktika Galwa (BCMS)
Silver, Ben Craik (GSMS)
This students also move on to the provincial tournament in Edmundston.
Shown in the photos below are (1) medal winners from the six-school tournament held at Oromocto High School; (2) medal winners from the middle school tournament held in Marysville for students from Bliss Carman Middle School and George Street Middle School.