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DDE Chess Teams Win Another Tournament

Thursday, April 7, 2016 -

It’s another checkmate for the Donlin Drive Elementary ddechess1Chess Club!

The DDE K-4 and K-6 Chess Teams each took first place during the Onondaga County Chess Championships held at H.W. Smith School on April 2. Students from across Central New York participated in the tournament and had the opportunity to play four rounds of non-elimination chess.

Members of the DDE K-4 Chess Team are second-grader Hardik Alwa, second-grader Henry Dispenza, third-grader Anirudh Gunda, first-grader Alicia Snyder, third-grader Luke Snyder, second-grader Eva Spoto, second-grader Savannah Stark, third-grader Samhita Veershetty and third-grader Kaidan Willey. Individually, Luke Snyder placed third overall.

Members of the DDE K-6 Chess Team are sixth-grader Robert Cummings, sixth-grader Aneesh Gunda, fifth-grader Dylan Jesmore, sixth-grader Hayden Mullin and sixth-grader Tommy Swerdan. Individually, Aneesh Gunda placed fourth and Hayden Mullin placed fifth overall.

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