UnknownCongratulations to the Lower Lab Chess Team for achieving some fantastic honors at the 49TH NEW YORK STATE SCHOLASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS in Saratoga Springs, March 12-13, 2016‎.

We congratulate the K-1 Championship team comprised of first graders Royal Buchanan, Morgan Mairaj, Rylan Marinis, Sobel Gaudissard, Noah Gillston, Benjamin Kwon, and Davin Friedman for coming in first place!

Congratulations to the Primary Reserve team for winning the State Competition!  Third graders Ellyssan Park and Arden Barnwell, second graders Jonah Lehman and Max Kirschner, and first graders Arjun Vora, Max Braun, and Sarah Weinick took this strong team to victory in the final match!

Congratulations to the Elementary Intermediate team, who placed fifth in New York State!  Third graders Triton Oh, Otto Braun, and Pearce Marinis and second grader Ezra Van Boxtel made a great team!

Lower Lab’s ‎Elementary Reserve team placed sixth in the state. Congratulations to ‎second graders Eli Lindenbaum, Cameron Erde, third grader Nishtha Roy, and fourth graders Sam Weinick and Max Bieber for a great team performance!

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We are extremely proud of third-grader Ian Buchanan‎ for his performance in the very competitive Primary Championship section, as well as fifth-grader Momoca Mairaj for her strong presence in the difficult Elementary Championship section.

Special thanks to ChessNYC for coaching the team and providing support, guidance, and encouragement throughout the season.  Our after-school chess program has provided excellent preparation for these tournaments.

Please wish the chess team good luck at the All-Girls National Championships in Chicago on April 22-24th and Nationals in Nashville, TN May 6-8th.