Congratulations to Shelton View third grader Keshav Beegala who finished at the top of the scoreboard for third graders in the virtual state chess tournament last month. This is the third year in a row that Beegala was successful in the tournament. Last year he was one of three perfect scores in the second grade division and the year prior he was the only perfect score in the first grade division.
Fellow Shelton View third graders Sachev Satheesh Kumar and Aarav Panwar also competed in the event. More than 1,000 students participated in the state tournament, and the third grade division had about 175 participants.
During the tournament, students participated in a seven round, Swiss-System Tournament. Players were paired with other players who had an equivalent performance score. For the first round, players were seeded based on their known playing strength or their chess rating. Point trophies were then awarded to all players who scored 4.0 or higher out of 7 rounds. Other players who didn’t earn trophies earned event-specific medals featuring the 2020 Online State design.
View the full results here.