Chess regional winners advance to Nationals

After a two-day regional tournament, elementary and high school chess students are headed to Nationals.

The Elementary Regional Chess Tournament was held in San Benito and the High School Regional Chess Tournament was held at Harlingen High School South on March 26 and 27.

The teams advancing are Dishman Elementary, Long Elementary, Harlingen School of Health Professions, and Harlingen Collegiate High.

Chris Cantu from Harlingen High School will also compete at Nationals as the Regional High School Champion.

The Elementary National Chess Tournament will take place in Columbus, Ohio.

The High School National Chess Tournament will take place in Memphis, Tennessee.

The following students have qualified to represent HCISD at Nationals:

HHS Cardinal

Chris Cantu 1st place

HSHP Phoenix

Ty Ramirez 6th place,

Emilio Rodriguez 8th place

Sarah Hernandez 12th place

Logan Tovias 13th place

Brandon Tovias 14th place

Sebastian Rodriguez 32nd place

HCH Owls

Mattias Mata 5th place

Houston Kennedy 18th place

Austin Kennedy 7th place

Isaac Ibarra 25th place

Kylie Bello  35th place

Dishman Dynamos

Santos Loera 6th place

Jameson Rojas 7th place

Arianna Valdez 10th place

Matthew Garza 11th place

Layla Perez 14th place

Rosabel Mendoza 18th place

Xavier Mendieta 19th place

Long Rangers

Augustin Lopez 24th place

Ryan Ortiz placed 34th place

Sophia Benvavides 40th place

David Mendoza 31st place

Mia Martinez 43rd place

Jyavieh Moore 7th place

Brody Alanis 10th place


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