Chess Team Has Fantastic Showing

Thirteen FWCD students representing grades K-10 competed in the Ridglea Hills Chess Tournament earlier this month.    
“I could not be prouder of how these kids performed, but more importantly, of how they learned from and supported each other all day long,” said Carmen Hudman, Chess Team parent lead. “We had an Upper School student teaching Lower School students ‘cool moves,’ and a Middle School student showing a kindergartener how to find his table. In the end, it showed in our team rankings. All players understood that they could help the team every round.  

Conor Flynn ’19, won first place in the high school division, as well as won second place in team competition—by himself!

Nicky Burdman ’28 took first place in the K-3 open rated division.   

Jake Hudman ’26 earned second place in K-3 under 500 division.   

Cameron Morgan ’27 won third place in the K-3 under 500 division.   

The team of Burdman, Hudman, Morgan, Joshua Goffard ’27and Leonardo Castro-Balbi ’27 finished second in K-3 team open.  

Brennan Cox ’23, had a great outing as the lone Middle School entry.  

Jack Darden ’25 and Jack Cipperman ’25 had very strong showings in the grades 4-6 division. Darden finished seventh out of 44.

The team of Harmon Hong ’29, Sean Hong, ’27, Alex Gasca ’29 and Arabella Cox ’26, finished third in the K-3 team unrated division.  
Arabella finished ninth in her division out of 52; Sean finished 13th out of 52 for his first tournament; and Harmon was 24th.  

Every single player represented FWCD proudly. Story courtesy of Carmen Hudman.  
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