Stevenson Elementary triumphs again at 2009 National Chess Championship
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Bellevue Reporter – Bellevue, WA, USA

Stevenson chess team did it again, for the fourth time, bringing home team and individual trophies from annual national chess championship.

This year, the Super Nationals IV Chess Championship was held in Nashville, Tenn., from April 3-5. Stevenson won the National Team title again in the K-5 Championship section, 1st place team again in K-5 U900 section, 6th place team in K-6 U1000 section, and 8th place team in K-3 U800 section.

Last year, the Stevenson team clinched National Team title in K-3 Championship and 1st place team in K-5 U900 sections. In 2007, Stevenson won 1st place team in K-3 U800 section. In 2005, Stevenson won the National Team title in the K-5 Championship section.

The annual event, organized by the United States Chess Federation, brings together the best scholastic chess players from around the country to compete. Over 5,280 K-12 students from 45 states participated in 20 sections in this year’s SuperNationals IV.

Stevenson Elementary fielded a total of four teams and 19 of its best chess players.

The K-5 Championship team won the National Champion Team title in the 317-player section with 19 points and $3,000 Team Scholarship Award. The team score is computed based on the top four individual scores.

Here is the full article.

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