MSCW Chess Club

This Friday marks the end of our first-ever Metropolitan Chess Competition! Though we did not make it to the finals, the MSCW team gave it their best shot, had many laughs, and improved out of sight. I want to acknowledge our chess first-timers; Beth Devine, Jerry Le and Sofia Vella. These girls and all of their teammates proved to be tenacious players who never gave up without a fight or smile.

Overall it was a great first season. The girls took the challenges in their stride. It wasn’t easy being the only female competitors in our division, but that didn’t stop us; never hiding away from a challenge, the girls faced all their opponents with courage and confidence. In my experience, the most impressive thing about our teams was their ability to be graceful in the face of defeat. There was never a negative statement or sense of defeat. All of the MSCW girls had a positive attitude and held their heads high, an attribute that many adult spectators admired.

After our first year, I do not doubt that we will be back next year, holding our heads high, ready to do it all again…but even better! Finally, I would like to extend a big congratulations to the following girls: Elaina Balassis, Sasha Devajana, Grace Markakis, Tiarna Marcos, Phoebe Siminsky, Elizabeth Smart, Jasmin Zrno, Olivia Aloisio, Beth Devine, Annaliese Klapdor, Jerry Le, Megan Lam, Sofia Valentini, Sofia Vella and all of the parents who chauffeured the girls to and from games.

Ms Gabrielle Formosa, Chess Club Coordinator

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