Thursday, March 14, 2013

Winning at the "Game of Kings" - the PV Teen Chess Club

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Loyola Marymount University, 36 youngsters from the ages of 5-16 played the "Game of Kings" in the LMU Invitational Youth Chess Tournament. Chess teams from the Playa Vista Public Library Chess Club, Venice Abbot-Kinney Public Library Chess Club, St. Mark School Chess Club, as well as several independent chess players applied their intellectual skills in a test of mental competition.

Special thanks to Clarence Griffin, Director, LMU Community and Government Relations for making this event possible and successful. Sponsors of the event included the Friends of Playa Vista Public Library, Anita Finkelstein, REALTOR®, Coldwell Banker, Santa Monica, CA., Isabelle Duvivier, Duvivier Architects, Venice, CA., E. Frank Graham, & Assoc's., the Commercial Real Estate Committee of the Beverly Hills Greater LA Assn. of REALTORS®, Aloha Royal Hawaiian Realty; with the kind and generous support& cooperation of Joseph Atkinson, Sr. Librarian, Playa Vista Public Library and Rachel Bindman, Sr. Librarian, Venice-Abbot Kinney Public Library. The tournament was overwhelmingly well received by the participants, parents, and hosts!

Chess tournament champions were: Alex Wang, Nidhi Muralidharan, Adarsh Pashikanti, Daniel Liang, Miquel Cruz, Shrijan Muralidharan, Tai Rutledge, William Huang, Jean-Marc Murray, Devanshu Singh, Khayman McDaniels, and Lea Arnoult, Honorable Mention.
 

The Playa Vista Library Teen Chess Club meets every Wedensday throughout the year from 4:15pm to 5:15pm. Players in grades 6 - 12 of any level - beginning, intermediate or advanced - are all welcome!

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