SPHS Chess Club Tournament

Written by Dylan Labrador, 10th grade 

During the school year at Suncoast Polytechnical High School there has been a chess club held every Friday from 2:15-3:25; but on Friday, December 6, 2019, instead of doing a chess club they decided to do a chess tournament. The chess tournament is a chess match where you go against multiple different people and at the end, get a prize based on your rank. 

 The tournament started after school and lasted for several hours. The people that played in the tournament and won got prizes. The person in first place got to take the school trophy or choose another prize and the second place winner could get a prize that was offered to them or choose another prize, and the same happened for several other people in the tournament.  

The person that got in first place is Daniel Rosa, who was tied with Gabriel Lopez, who ended up being in second. The third place was Finnian McCormick.  

If you showed up to the chess tournament but didn’t want to play in the tournament, they had extra chess boards that you could use to play with your friends. During the chess match, they had popcorn for people to eat.  

The next time you hear about a chess tournament go ahead and check it out!  It will happen inside at the entrance. If you don’t want to play, they have extra chess boards for you to use. If you do want to play, make sure to let them know beforehand, and who knows, maybe you will be the winner of the tournament!