HCISD chess teams advancing to Nationals

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Sam Houston Elementary-1st Place Team

With more than 1,500 participants, HCISD Chess teams, ranging from kinder to high school, participated in the State Chess Tournament on March 10-12 in Edinburg. Michael Casas from Sam Houston Elementary blew the competition away in the individual contest. After facing the highest-rated player in the competition, he finished undefeated, tying for 1st and was named the State Co-Champion.

Wilson Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, Coakley Middle School, and Early College High School will be advancing to Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee.

Full results of the State Tournament are listed below.

Sam Houston Elementary  – 20th Place

Primary  K-3
Wilson Elementary – 8th Place   (Qualified for Nationals)
Sam Houston Elementary – 10th Place
Dishman Elementary- 11th Place
Bonham Elementary – 14th Place
Treasure Hills Elementary – 16th Place
Milam Elementary – 20th Place
Long Elementary – 21st Place

Elementary Championship  K-5
Sam Houston Elementary – 1st Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Treasure Hills Elementary – 3rd Place
Dishman Elementary – 5th Place
Wilson Elementary – 6th Place
Bonham Elementary – 7th Place
Long Elementary – 32nd Place
Milam Elementary – 35th Place

Elementary JV K-5
Bonham Elementary – 16th Place

Middle School Championship
Coakley Middle School – 2nd Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Vela Middle School – 14th Place

High School Championship
Early College High School – 12th Place (Qualified for Nationals)
Harlingen South High School – 17th Place
Cano Freshman Academy – 19th Place
Harlingen School of Health Professions – 24th Place

High School JV
Harlingen South High School- 13th Place

Students who placed in the top 10:
Sam Houston – Michael Casas – State Co-Champion, Elementary Championship
Treasure Hills – Brandon Tovias – 6th Place, Elementary Championship
Wilson – Christian Mata – 7th Place, Elementary Championship
Sam Houston – Massimo Meneses – 8th Place, Elementary Championship
Coakley – William McNutt – 2nd Place, MS Championship
Coakley – Carlos De Leon – 4th Place, MS Championship

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