The Middle School Chess Team has won the 2022 Connecticut K-12 Chess Championship.
Run by the National Scholastic Chess Foundation & the Connecticut State Chess Association, the competition drew 34 schools to Robert Ludlow Middle School in Fairfield, Conn., on April 3.
The boys came out on top among Connecticut middle schools after a long day of play, with matches beginning at 9 a.m. and finishing at 6 p.m.
“They stayed upbeat; they stayed focused; they were gracious with other students,” said Sarah Pribyl, team coach and eighth grade English teacher. “They were model Brunswick students. I was proud to represent Brunswick with them.”
The Middle School Chess Club was formed last fall and already has about 20 members. The club meets on Tuesdays; all levels are welcome.
Championship players were tri-captains Nicholas Stern ’26, Henry Graham ’26, and Miles Gillott ’26, along with Colin Dean ’28 and Becka Kvirikadze ’29.
“The boys are dedicated chess players and they have been such positive contributors to the Middle School,” Pribyl said. “They inspire the younger boys to play. It fosters camaraderie and teamwork between the grades, and a productive competitive spirit.”