And the winners are...

This year on March 11 and March 22 the annual March Break Chess Tournament was held with school-age children participating from all over HRM.

Winners in each category received a trophy from the Chess'n Math Association, the national organization for scholastic chess in Canada.

The winners for the three different categories are:

Beginner
1st place: Omar Shafi from Ihsan Academy
2nd place: Rachit Mittal of Kingswood
3rd place: Emma Bryson of Ambrae

Intermediate
1st place: Asher Christiansen of Halifax Independant
2nd place: Taim Farhat of Sacred Heart
3rd place: Zein Farhat of Sacred Heart

Advanced
1st place: Brandon MacDonald of Auburn Drive
2nd place: Rikuto Nakayasu of Oxford
3rd place: Dulhan Naimdappuwa-Waduge of Halifax West

All of these players are past or present participants of the Dartmouth Junior Chess Club, which meets every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. until May 27 at Alderney Gate Public Library. 

New players are always welcome, please contact Don Bidgood at 902-463-7667 for more information. 

The library wishes to thank the many parents and volunteers who helped out on the day of the tournament, and all the players who participated.

 

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