Students Win Big in National Chess Tournament

Six Pegasus students competed in the 2018 US Chess K-12 Grade National Championship in Orlando, Florida from December 13-17.
Dylan D. (Grade 6), Robbie P. (Grade 4), Leo L.(Grade 3), Antonio L. (Kindergarten), Reagan P. (Grade 6), and Darren H. (Kindergarten) participated in the highly competitive tournament and placed!

The Blitz K-6 Pegasus team of Reagan, Dylan and Robbie placed second as a team. Individually, Reagan placed third out of 160 students in the Blitz K-6 category. Although they were short one player in their team, Dylan and Reagan placed seventh as a team in the 6th Grade Team Championship. Individually, Robbie placed first in the 4th Grade Championship division. Leo tied for 20th place out of 197 players in the 3rd Grade Championship. Reagan tied for 15th out of 160 players in the 6th Grade Championship.   

Additionally, Antonio and Darren did a great job competing and placed seventh as a team, despite being short onme player.. This was their first national chess tournament! 

Overall participants included 1692 players and 655 teams from 43 states.
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.