Fort Worth Country Day’s Chess Team made sure it was noticed in the All Saints’ Chess Tournament on Saturday, October 28.
The K-3 team of Leonardo Castro-Balbi ’27, Lexi Gasca ’29, GageHobbs ’28, Harmon Hong ’29, SeanHong ’27, Cameron Morgan ’27 and Will Tiblets ’29 finished in first place.
The Grade 4-6 team of Brianna Castro-Balbi ’25, Jack Darden ’25, JakeHudman ’26, Emily Lindemann ’26 and TinsleyThompson ’26 finished in first place.
Individuals placing in the K-3 division were CameronMorgan ’27, first place; LeonardoCastro-Balbi ’27, fourth place; and SeanHong ’27, fifth place.
Jake Hudman ’26 placed first in the Grades 4-6 division.
“You would have been proud of the showing FWCD made,” shared CarmenHudman, Chess Team parent advisor. “A great group of kids playing hard all day. FWCD definitely got the loudest cheers during the award ceremony."
Also fun to note: Gage Hobbs ’28 made it on the North Texas Chess Academy Facebook page. A private chess facility in Carrollton, the organization had a chess puzzle table set up with two professional chess players/coaches.
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.