Odle Middle School chess team has tied for first place in the K-8 National Championship held in Indianapolis.
They are the National Co-Champions! See http://www.uschess.org/results/2016/jhs/?page=TEAM&xsection=K8
Fellow students Derek Zhang (grade 8) and Naomi Bashkansky (grade 7) have tied for third in the individual standings.
They scored 6 out of 7, half a point below top: http://www.uschess.org/results/2016/jhs/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=K8
Odle in USCF news: https://new.uschess.org/news/maggie-feng-makes-history-in-indiana, in the 5th photo from the top.
Congratulations to Bellevue’s Olde Middle School chess team on their outstanding achievement tying for 1st place in K-8 at National Junior High Championship in Indianapolis, IN. Derek Zhang (rating 2148) and Naomi Bashkansky (rating 1993) led the team with a score of 6/7, tying for 3rd place in the 272 player section. Other members of the team include Brian Chen (1624), Richard Yang (1635), James Lai (1602), Benjamin Mousseau (938) [who scored first under rating 1000], and Aidan Lawler (1366).
Odle chess kids achieved extraordinary success in a huge national competition and can serve as great educational example.