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Cole Chess Team Wins State Championship

It's a repeat for the Cole Chess team!


As the 12 members of the Cole chess team held the trophy engraved with “State Champions” above their heads, undeniable looks of pride were spread across their exuberant faces. 

After an intense final match against Central Falls middle school, Cole finally beat their competitors by a mere half of a point. To defend their status as state champion, the Cole team met regularly to practice after school and at team leader Vincent Decesaris’s house, as well as competed in various competitions around the state to increase their United States Chess Federation(USCF) rating.

Vincent Decesaris and other skilled eighth graders lead the team by example with their exceptional tactics and unrivaled love for the game. While the Cole chess team has repeatedly defended their role as state champions, Central Falls Middle School has repeatedly been runner-up, always proving to be a tough match.

Yet, as the team held up the trophy in Central Falls Middle School last month, their faces reflected only their pride and love for the game.

Varsity Chess Team

Chess Player                                                   Grade                   Board Positions

Vincent DeCesaris                                           8th                         Board  1

Ryan Perret                                                     7th                        Board  2

Sameer Khanbhai                                            7th                         Board  3

Benjamin Markstone                                        8th                         Board  4


Junior Varsity Chess Teams                          

Chess Player                                              Grade                           

Ian McDonald                                               8th                                          

Julian Wu                                                     8th                                          

Ryan Teng                                                    8th                                          

Yash Dhuri                                                    8th                                          

Benjamin Osborne                                        6th                                          

Guilio Cataldo                                               8th                                          

William O’Connel                                           6th                                          

Isaac Carlson                                                6th                                          

Junior Varsity Team 3

Alex Sidhu                                                    6th                                          

Alex DeLong                                                  6th                                          

Max Moss                                                      8th                                     

EG Mom April 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM
What are the names of the kids on the chess team? They deserve recognition!
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM
We've added all the names of the team members. Congratulations to everyone!
Paige Smith April 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Shoutout to Will O'Connell, congrats bud :)
EG Mom April 12, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Thanks for posting the names... congrats to all!

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