Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Roosevelt Chess History was made in 1971
The Roosevelt Chess Team added to school history as had never been done before. The Roosevelt Chess Team won first place in the City of Seattle, first place in Metro, first place in State, and first place in the Pacific Northwest Championships. Four members of the Roosevelt Chess Team traveled to New York to compete in the National High School Chess Championships. 570 top high school players came from around the country. Many students playing in the tournament came from around the world, and have reached International Grandmaster status. Because of limited funds, Roosevelt was only represented by four players. Each teams scores where calculated by the individual scores of the top 4 players from each school. In New York our team was able to place 10th out of over 100 teams.