PS 139 Chess Ninjas at Grade Nationals

December 4-6th representatives of PS 139’s Chess Ninjas travelled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the Grade Nationals tournament. Eight Chess Ninjas competed in multiple rounds of chess throughout the weekend and returned to Brooklyn with impressive victories. The Third Grade team placed 8th in the nation! Grade 3 players were: Emma Adams, Ayushma Rai, Maya Emert-Wiggins, and Ellis Wong (who also brought home a trophy as the 20th place third grader in the country!). The Fifth Grade team placed 10th in the nation! Grade 5 players were: Robbie Galpern Levin, Aowyn Schneider, Sonam Sherpa, and Tashi Sherpa.

PS 139 is proud of its chess club. The Ninjas owe their success to their hard work and love for the game, to their coach, Ian West, who respects and cultivates their intelligence and abilities, and to their families who commit their energies to supporting the team and PS 139 overall.

Congratulations, Ninjas!




Preparing between rounds with Coach West


Grades 2         Grades 3

Third grade team–8th place                            Fifth grade team–1oth place

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Chess Ninjas at Grade Nationals                                                                                              With Coach West



Proud and happy Ninjas!