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Pleasant Valley Elementary chess club takes first in tourney

February 17, 2006

The Pleasant Valley Elementary Shool Chess Club placed first in the Riderwood January Scholastic Chess Tournament held Jan. 7 in Towson, Md. The club members, all playing in their first chess tournament, were led by Christian Villarosa, who placed fourth; Jonathan Clark, fifth; and Vincent Smith-Di Leo, 10th.

Other chess club members competing in the tournament were Zachary Smith, Dominic Smith-Di Leo, Bryce King, Bronson King, Andrew Violet, Grant Austin, David George and Jared Brown.

The tournament, hosted by the Riderwood Chess Club, included 11 teams and 64 players in the Novice section. Each contestant played four games with a 30-minute time limit per game.

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