BRIS Chess Team Wins Big at 2021 Louisiana Scholastic Chess Championships

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The Baton Rouge International School Middle School Chess team competed in the 2021 Louisiana Scholastic Chess Championships on June 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the Teams Division, BRIS players placed second, scoring only one point less than the top team. 

The BRIS team was not only the largest middle school team at the competition but was also comprised of mostly first-time and unrated players. This was a huge accomplishment for team members Matteo, Tom, Jonah, Joaquin, Isabelle, Lana, and Cordell.

A very special congratulations goes to 7th grader, Matteo, for winning the Louisiana State Championship in the Middle School Individual’s Division. Matteo will be representing the state of Louisiana at The Dewain Barber National Tournament of Middle School State Champions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the end of the summer. This competition invites each state affiliate’s nominee to compete for the title of 2021 Barber National Champion. This tournament is an annual invitational event that is run by U.S. Chess.

“The national tournament will provide Matteo with a new level of competition,” says Dr. Tanya Price, Interim Head of School. “The BRIS community, and the entire state of Louisiana, will be rooting for him.” 

BRIS is proud of all of the middle school chess players and grateful for the team parents and Coach Abraham’s efforts and support in these major accomplishments. Way to go, Falcons!