The GCAA Chess Team opened the 2015-16 season on Saturday, November 14, fielding 3 teams in the Gateway Chess League’s Fall Tournament. The 9th Grade and under team won first place in their division, led by individual winners Christopher Corriveau (1st place), Sophia Brieler (3rd place), and Lillian Selligman (4th place). Gabe Gibert and Mila Schmist, both medalists, rounded out this group. The 8th and under team included Iain Zimmerman (medalist); Marlana Brueggeman, Eva Miller, & Elizabeth Reed. GCAA’s first High School division team also played well, with 10th grader Isaac Zimmerman winning 10th place in the individual competition. Galen Selligman (medalist), Kyree Hamilton, and Katlyn Miller rounded out the competitors.
More recently, GCAA competed against Belleville East. The GCAA Chess Team is also participating in the Gateway Senior High League, playing head-to-head with other schools on Wednesday afternoons
GCAA vs. Belleville East. Photo by Matt Frederickson.
Article by Lisa Selligman