Brooks Chess Competes in Memphis, TN

Tue, 05/10/2022
Photo of the four Brooks students with their trophies.

On April 10, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee, the Brooks Chess Team won their first USCF National K-12 trophy.

The teacm came in 19th Place in the U1200 section. This is a great honor for the Chess Team and the school.

Congratulations to team members:

  • Team Captain David Perez: Top Board
  • Isabella Garza: 2nd Board
  • Melissa De Loera: 3rd Board
  • Kendall Shepard: 4th Board
  • Mark Rodriguez

Brooks Chess was only one of two Illinois Chess Teams to make it to the top 20 in the U1200 section. This was a three day tournament with seven rounds. Each round can take more than 4 hours to finish in the Nationals. Most games take over two to three hours to finish. It takes a lot of commitment, focus, and intensity to win a game in the Nationals.

Congratulations to the Brooks Chess Team and to Coach Jose Garza.