The 1st Annual Chess Tournament for participants in the Homework Assistance and Social Responsibility program was held at the Delta Kappa Omega Providence Community Service Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Mr. Alvin Bell, the Chess instructor, conducted a two hour session each week to teach the children about the game, the various pieces, moves, and rules. Participants in the program ranged in ages from 6 to 15.
Eight children competed in the tournament. They were Isaac Davis, Bruce Doyle, Kymarria Morris, Tramiya Morris, Tramarrion Morris, Mauricio Reyes, Veronica Reyes and Jaylan Smith. Each child received a medal and chess set for their participation. The competition was fierce with several games ending in a draw before winners could move on to the next round. At the end of the three hour tournament, Jaylan Smith, 15 years old, emerged as the First Place Winner; Tramiya Morris, 7 years old, Second Place Winner; and Tramarrion Morris, 6 years old, Third Place Winner.
Each winner received a monetary prize and certificate. Mrs. Mary Peters, program coordinator, full of excitement said, “I was so proud of all of our kids. It warmed my heart watching them concentrate and strategize before making a move.”
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