On February 6, King's K-5 chess team of Shangbo Liao, Ryan Li, Joy
Chen, and Andrew Alson won the state title with a perfect 5-0 score.
Our K-3 team of Aayush Unadkat, Jonathan Zou, Vallan Roan, and Anthony
Liao scored 4-1 and was the state co-champion (with Logan) despite
being the ninth ranked team at the start of the tournament. A second
K-5 team of Christopher Zou, Taka Fetters, Kobie Mueller, and Gavin
McGuckin also did well. Eight of the players also won individual
medals. Over the last three years, King has been the top chess
elementary school in the state, winning the K-5 title outright all
three years, and being K-3 co-champions twice, and finishing in second
the third time. Ray Garrison, long-time chess teacher at King and
other local schools, has coached all of these teams. Please
congratulate all of these kids on their hard work!