Ransom Middle Chess Club Ranks In National Tournament

April 29, 2015

The Ransom Middle School Chess Team placed in the recent 2015 National Junior High (K-9) Chess Championship hosted by the United States Chess Federation (USCF) in Louisville, KY.

In the K-8 under 750 category, the Ransom placed 9th among 25 teams, and in the K-8 under 1000 category, Ransom placed 14th.

Ransom’s Tristan Taylor was 5th in the national tournament in the K-8 under 750 category, while Mile Gibson was 16th in the K-8 under 750 category.

The Ransom Middle School students who participated are among the nation’s highest ranked middle school chess players. Participating were:

  • Ryan Carty
  • Dillon Conti
  • Kaleb Hoskins
  • Tristan Taylor
  • Miles Gibson
  • Justin King
  • Tralon Gillis
  • Alex Moorhead
  • Devin Rising
  • Lacie Scholz
  • Connor Thompson

Two former students – Andrew Hoskins and Travis King – also took part.


3 Responses to “Ransom Middle Chess Club Ranks In National Tournament”

  1. tbpcola on April 30th, 2015 2:51 pm

    Congratulations to the Ransom Knights Chess Club. They did another amazing job at the Nationals. Parents should be proud of their children. The club sponsors, especially Mrs. Terra Reading, did a great job in preparing the students and making arrangements for their participation in the tournament.

  2. Oldone on April 29th, 2015 2:03 pm

    How wonderful! Congrats! I wish all schools taught chess – starting in the 1st grade. It’s been proven that schools that teach chess have students with higher grades.

  3. Sarah-Jane on April 29th, 2015 6:44 am

    Congratulations very proud of all of you.

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