1st Place LACASA

The LACASA chess team won 1st place in the unrated 4-6 division at the
Right Move chess tournament Sunday. This was the LACASA team’s second
appearance at a chess tournament of any form.

The Victorious LACASA Chess Team. (L-R) Upper Row Tykel, Daniel, Photographer Mia, Coach North, Jonathan C, Henry, Samuel, Jalen. (Lower Row, L-R) Steele, Luis, Brandon

“I’m excited for my students and enormously proud,” said chess coach
North Landesman, at the end of the day.
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In their last (and first) tournament LACASA resolved to do better than
2nd, and the team has fulfilled that commitment enthusiastically.
After six long hours the team took home six individual metals, an
individual trophy and their 1st place team trophy.

“It’s great to see what these kids can do when they put themselves
forward. They’ve had an awesome time, were great to each other through
wins and losses and all around shone beyond what could be expected of
them. They went out there and beat kids who get chess at school
three times a week. We’re so proud of them,” said Christian
Martinez, LACASA staff member who attended the tournament.

Luis and his trophy