Oct 29th, 2013
LAKE WALES – Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary’s eight-member chess team competed in the Oct. 26 Ridge Chess Club Jamboree, and three players won awards in their age groups.
Fifth graders Samarion Hicks (left) placed second, and Jesus Rodriguez (center) placed third; second grader Maximus Koloc (right) placed second in the K-3 division.
The one-day Ridge Chess Club Jamboree was held at HighPoint Church in Lake Wales. The jamboree was designed to introduce students to chess competition. Many of the students will continue to compete during the “tournament season,” which runs from November to February.