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Odle Chess Team places ninth in national Junior High Chess Championship in Atlanta

Derek Zhang, Jason Yang, Tony Peiqi Jiang, Aditya Kannan and Nathaniel Yee. - Courtesy Photo
Derek Zhang, Jason Yang, Tony Peiqi Jiang, Aditya Kannan and Nathaniel Yee.
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Odle Middle School's chess team took ninth place at United States Chess Federation's Junior High Chess Championship, held the last weekend of April in Atlanta, Georgia.

More than 1,300 students from 38 states competed, and the Odle team placed among 43 teams.

The Odle chess team was comprised of sixth-grader Derek Zhang, seventh-grader Aditya Kannan, and eighth-graders Jason Yang, Tony Peiqi Jiang and Nathaniel Yee.

Zhang placed 16th in the individual standings of the tournament, which allowed competitors from kindergarten through the ninth grade.

 

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