Two McCallie School Students Qualify For State Chess Tournament

Monday, January 27, 2014

McCallie Sophomore Kaleb Gosdin captured the Tennessee Chess Association’s Region 2 Individual High School Chess Championship Saturday.  Kaleb won the tournament, held in Crossville, Tenn., with a 4.4/5.0 score.

A day student from Chatsworth, Ga., Kaleb has earned the right to compete at the state championship tournament which will be held Feb. 15 at Tennessee Tech University. 

Charlie Hamlin, a freshman day student, placed fourth in the junior high division and also qualified for the upcoming state tournament.

Also faring well in the junior high division were sixth-graders Nate Dallimore and Oliver McDougal. Playing in his first region tournament, Nate finished in ninth place with a score of 3.0/5.0. Oliver tied for 12th place, scoring 2.0/5.0. The junior high division had the largest division with 26 participants. 

Middle School music teacher Michael Ake is the advisor for the chess teams.


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