The Baltimore Kids Chess League had a strong showing at the 2019 Maryland Scholastic Chess Championships continuing this month. BKCL teams won a division at States as Baltimore Montessori Public Charter took top honors in the Elementary School U1000 section with Jerome Brown leading the way as the K-5 U1000 State Champion.
Elementary - Roland Park EMS
Middle - Cross Country EMS
High School - BARD HS
The Baltimore Kids Chess League sent 3 teams to the USCF 2018 National K-9 Chess Championships in Atlanta. All 3 of these teams returned to Baltimore with hard earned team trophies. Roland Park EMS took 6th place in the u1000 section of 36 teams while Baltimore Montessori Public Charter tied for 9th in the u750 section of 44 teams and Mt. Washington EMS finished 18th in the u750 section of 44 teams. Two BKCL players earned individual trophies - Adam Pennington, a 7th grader at Baltimore Montessori, tied for 4th place in a section of 286 players while Alan Guchemand, an 8th grader at Mount Washington, tied for 10th place out of 230 players. Once again the Baltimore Kids Chess League had the best results of any program from Maryland at Nationals.
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