"When you see a good move, look for a better one." -Emanuel Lasker
Students from across the district gathered together on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at The Unity Center in Statesville, North Carolina, for the annual I-SS Chess Tournament. This year, the tournament was held in a double elimination style. Each player was able to compete against opponents from other schools and test out their skills. Awards were divided by school-level, recognizing first, second, and third place winners. The Sportsmanship Award was also given to a school at each level that displayed professionalism and good character throughout the entire tournament. Congratulations to those that participated in this year's tournament.
Elementary School Division
1st Place: Liven Huang
2nd Place: Carter Culbreth
3rd Place: Parker Shrigley
Sportsmanship: Third Creek Elementary School
Pictured left to right: Liven Huang - 1st place, Carter Culbreth - 2nd place, and Parker Shrigley - 3rd place.
Pictured: Third Creek Elementary School
Middle School Division
1st Place: PJ Liotino
2nd Place: Andrew Knopp
3rd Place: Elijah Mathis
Sportsmanship: North Iredell Middle School
Pictured: PJ Liotino- 1st place. Not pictured is Andrew Knopp - 2nd place and Elijah Mathis - 3rd place.
Pictured: North Iredell Middle School
High School Division
1st Place: DJ Cook
2nd Place: Carson Cook
3rd Place: Dregan Shook
Sportsmanship: West Iredell High School
Pictured: DJ Cook - 1st place. Not pictured is Carson Cook - 2nd place and Dregan Shook - 3rd place.
Pictured: West Iredell High School