On Saturday, March 24th the Pioneer Academy Chess Team competed in the 2018 CIS Mark Levine Chess Challenge. Despite being in fifth place heading into the final round, each member of the team was able to secure a victory in that last round. It was this perseverance that helped to propel them to winning first place in team competition! Notable performances were made by Daisy Reynoso and Kaylee Martinez who both won three out of four chess matches, each earning a medal for their performance. Playing in his first rated tournament, Bryan Rivera was able to go undefeated, winning four out of four chess matches, earning the first place trophy for and individual! Congratulations scholars on all your hard work and well deserved awards.
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