LastÂ weekend, the Montclair Cooperative School Chess TeamÂ competed in the United States Chess Federation’s National Youth Action Championship which was held in Long Branch, New Jersey. Students and schools from all over the United States came to New Jersey for this prestigious event.
The team displayed tremendous determination, focus and resilience as they played a slew of strong opponents from across the nation.Â They placed 10th in both the Primary and Elementary sections, as well as two medals for individual performances. Teachers and parents were proud ofÂ the huge trophies the team won, but areÂ equally proud of the sportsmanship and team camaraderie demonstrated by the kids.
The team next competes in the New Jersey Grade School Championship on November 21.