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Friday, April 11, 2014

Annual Glenwood Invitational Chess Tournament for Kids held

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Chess players from all township elementary schools were invited to participate in the fifth annual Glenwood Invitational Chess Tournament on March 15.

The tournament had two sections: Section One was for kindergarten through second grade and Section Two for third through fifth grade. In total 94 students representing all five elementary schools participated. There were 50 players in section one and 44 players played in section two, and trophies were given to the top five finalists in each section while medals were given to the sixth to tenth place winners.

In Section One, all five places were won by second grade students. The first place went to Yash Adlakha from Glenwood School, while second place went to Brandon Wang from Deerfield School and Aiden Lu from Glenwood won third place. South Mountain School second grader Eli Rosenblatt came in at fourth place and Hartshorn School's Shreyas Hariharan came in fifth place out of fifty players.

In Section Two, Michael Chen, a third grader from Deerfield School, won first place, while Henry Siegel, a fourth grader from South Mountain, came in second. Third graders Ethan Itkis from Deerfield and Warren Bu from Glenwood came in third and fourth place. They were followed by Deerfield fifth grader Joshua Warner.

This tournament is conducted annually by Glenwood school and organized by principal David Jasin and parent volunteers Shyamala Shanmugadas and Kevin Kade. (See more at:

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