Chess Team at Oak Hall School Continues Tradition of Success
Published December 17th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- A tradition of success more than a decade old is continuing at one North Central Florida school.
For the 9th time the Oak Hall School chess team won a national championship at the US Chess Federation K-12 championships in orlando this weekend.
The Kindergarten team won first place at the competition.
Oak Hall Chess Coach, Tim Tusing says more and more students are participating in the game right in our neighborhood, "Gainesville is a huge chess hub, if you look at the standings of the national championships, the top teams are gonna be all from New York City and Gainesville. So elementary wise it's gonna be Oak Hall and Joseph Williams Elementary."
Oak Hall's First grade chess team finished 3rd, their Second grade team 8th and their Third grade team 5th nationally in their divisions.
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