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Chess Club Continues Winning Streak & Invites SLS Community to Join Tournament

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Chess Club Advisor Alvin Hamilton shares details about St. Luke’s final match in the Fairfield County Scholastic Chess League and what’s ahead for the Chess Club.

Riding a four-match winning streak, St. Luke’s defeated Redding/Easton rivals from Joel Barlow High School by a convincing 9-3 score. Notching wins for the squad were Pierce Leclerc ‘21, Jack Aronian ‘27, Zach Amendola ‘21, Vincent DiTeodoro ‘21, Laurel Aronian ‘25, Liam Patty ‘21, Arjan Kochar ‘26, Nihaal Kochar ‘24, and Henry Basham ‘26. Collin Lowthert ‘24 made a valiant stand but ultimately succumbed.
 
This win gives St. Luke's a final record of 4-2 in the Fairfield County Scholastic Chess League’s inaugural season.
 
Up next is the St. Luke’s School beginner and championship tournaments. Starting Monday, Feb. 22, faculty, staff, and students are invited to play. There will be four rounds (one per week), played over chess.com, with each player playing two games against each opponent. The championship will be a Swiss system tournament, meaning winners play winners and losers play losers, but no one is eliminated. The beginner section will be either a round-robin or a Swiss system, depending on the number of participants. 
 
Those interested in participating in the St. Luke’s tournaments should contact Alvin Hamilton.
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