“Rooks Revenge” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier) results:
Austin Davis, 9th grade: 3rd place
Delvin Hoskie, 9th grade: 13th place
Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club season began with (5) students wanting to learn to play the game of Chess. As the season progressed with practice and preparation, our participants gradually reduce to a (2)-member team Chess Club. Both students have been nominated for the G.A.T.E.S. (Gifted & Talented) Program at our high school. Austin Davis, has made a complete turn-around as an At-Risk student to a progressing and responsible student. Delvin Hoskie, an academically sound student, has acquired a keen interest for the game of Chess.
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“Fools Mate” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier) results:
Austin Davis, 9th grade (novice): 1st place
Delvin Hoskie, 9th grade (beginner): 8th place
Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club has qualified both team members to compete in the 2012 Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships on April 20, 21 & 22, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona. At the recent “Fools Mate” Chess Tournament (State Qualifier), Austin Davis placed 1st (trophy) and Delvin Hoskie placed 8th (medal), as well as, the Greyhills Academy High School Chess Team placing 1st (trophy). Austin preceded his 3rd place from the previous state qualifying chess tournament by winning (4.5) out of (5) games, earning him the recognition of 1st place honors. Delvin’s herald performance, by winning (3) out of (5) games, showed growth and development, and helped the Chess Team in placing 1st overall.
Good luck to Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club in the State Tournament!
2012 Arizona Scholastic State Chess Championships Results
Our Greyhills Academy High School Chess Club represented our school and Chess program with pride and passion for this year’s Chess Finale. Our Chess Team Members learned and gained valuable insight and experience in playing against high-rated chess players and Chess Master’s. “Win or Lose”, their desire to compete and to be successful, has brought a sense of accomplishment and pride to their outstanding Chess season. In the end, it is definitely a season to build on as we begin to prepare for the upcoming 2012-2013 Chess season.
I would like to express my sincerest appreciation and great admiration for the support from Greyhills Academy High School 21st CCLC Coordinator, Regina Hale and the Arizona Department of Education – 21st CCLC staff and program. I also would like to convey my gratitude to Annette Hemstreet, Greyhills Academy High School P.E./Health Teacher, for purchasing our Chess polo shirts. Last, but not least, Chris Curley, Greyhills Academy High School Parent Educator, for all public relations (Navajo Times and Navajo-Hopi Observer) pertaining to our successful Chess season.
As the Greyhills Academy High School Chess Coach, it has been an honor and privilege to have played a role in our productive Chess season ever. Thank You Austin Davis and Delvin Hoskie for making this season memorable.