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PDS Chess Earns Second Place Tie in Scholastic Chess Championship
PDS Chess Earns Second Place Tie in Scholastic Chess Championship

Last weekend, the Princeton Day School K-9th Grade tournament chess team tied for second place in the Junior High Championship section of the Kasparov Chess Foundation Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championship.

The prestigious Kasparov Championship was held January 5-6 in Brooklyn. The 53rd Annual Greater New York Scholastic Championship Tournament is the longest-running U.S. Chess scholastic tournament and brings together 1,500 of the best scholastic players in the nation. PDS players Albert Ming '22, Kai Shah '22, Eric Wu '24, Rowan Field '26, Leon Zheng '26 and Lila Field '27 battled through a two-day, six-round tournament against the top scholastic players in the New York City area. In addition to the team's second place showing, Eric Wu '24 earned the eighth place individual trophy and Kai Shah '22 brought home the individual 10th place trophy.

Congratulations to our hardworking and talented PDS chess players! -Melanie Shaw

Photos: Above, the PDS Greater New York Championship tournament chess team of (left to right) Rowan Field, Lila Field, Eric Wu, Albert Ming, Leon Zheng and Kai Shah celebrates with their second place trophy; below, Kai Shah and Eric Wu with their individual trophies.