2009 - 2010 Season Events

New Jersey Grade Level Championship, Nov. 22, 2009

The Sparta Chess team opened their season by winning three state championships at the NJ Grade Level Chess Tournament!
Our 4th, 6th and 7th Graders are State Champions! 

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44th Annual NYC Chess Tournament
January 30th, 2010

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New Jersey Junior High School Championships, Feb. 28, 2010
Our Middle School Team won the State Championship!

The Sparta Middle School Chess Team won its second consecutive New Jersey Middle School Championship at the New Jersey State Championships!

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Middle School students place first in state

Forty simultaneous chess matches challenge a master
March 13, 2010
This simul event with chess masters was for 2 great causes.

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Elementary National Championship, May 7-9, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
K-5 team: Christopher H., Evan J., Keith J., Lizzy W., Anthony E., Kayla M., Morgan K., Emily B.
18th place, Under 900 Division

K-1 team: Reilly K., Christopher J., Sam E., Brittany B.
33rd place in their division

K-3 team: Evan J., Reilly K., Morgan K., Sam E., Christopher J., Brittany B
7th place, Blitz event.
K-6 Individual Thomas W. - 4 wins in the Under 1000 division

Middle School Nationals April 8-11, 2010, Minnesota
A.J.T - 9th place in the Under 1250 Division
Ian C. - 20th place in the Under 1000 Division
Middle School Team: A.J.T., Adam B., Austin K., Kyra S. -
5th Place, K-9 Under 1250 Division
Middle School Team: Ian C., Colin C., Travis K., Thomas W. -
18th place, K-8 Under 1000 Division
Middle School Team (all 8 students) 13th place, Blitz tournament

High School Nationals April 15-18, 2010, Ohio
Robert T. - 10th place in the Under 1200 Division
Eryk B. - 13th place in the Under 1200 Division
High School Team: Robert T., Eryk B., Natasha S., Kyle B., and Alex D. -
7th Place, K-12 Under 1200 Division and
19th Place, Blitz Tournament
Coach Tom and Eryk B., 2nd Place, Parents & Friends Tournament

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Sussex County K-8 Tournament, June 7, 2010, Newton, NJ

Students from Sussex, Warren and Morris counties enjoyed the games and very nice weather at this outdoor tournament held at the Sussex County Community College Pavilion. Twenty-five students from Sparta participated.
Sparta highlights:
1st Place Team:
Sparta Blue - A.J.T and Adam B. 5 wins each, and Kyra S. and Austin K., 4 wins each
2nd Place Team:
Helen Morgan - Alex S. 5 wins, Keith J. 4 1/2 wins, Ryan R. 4 wins and Anthony E. 2 wins