STPA Spartans shine at Region X Chess Tournament

STPA Spartans shine at Region X Chess Tournament
Posted on 02/21/2017
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Twenty-four members of the South Texas Preparatory Academy (STPA) chess team competed at the Region X Chess Tournament at Edinburg High School, Jan. 28-29.  

 

In the team standings, the STPA Spartans Championship Team (900 rating and above) placed first, and the JV Team (899 rating and below) placed second. 

 

Members of the Championship Team include: Riya Manohar of McAllen, Eric Mendoza of Edinburg, Alvaro David Mayorga-Kintanar of Mission and Noel Aguilar of Edinburg. 

 

Members of the JV Team include: Sebastian Regener of McAllen, Alvaro Guerra of Alton, Aaron Garza of Mission and Jake Lanoue of McAllen. 

 

In the individual Championship middle school standings, STPA had nine members place: Riya Manohar-1st, Alvaro David Mayorga-2nd, Eric Mendoza-4th, Noel Aguilar-7th, Abel Babuji-8th, Mauricio Villarreal-11th, Aiden Gomez-19th, Keith Biteng-26th and Swadepto Chakraborty-28th.  

 

In the individual JV middle school standings, STPA had 11 students place: Sebastian Regener-5th, Aaron Cruz-24th, Jake Lanoue-33rd, Arthur Cabo-37th, Aibel Jose-51st, Daniel Hernandez-61st, Amrit Bhakta-75th, Matthew Urbina-84th, Aaron Ramirez-102nd, Sofia Martinez-121st and Benicio Palacios-124th. 

 

All 24 STPA chess team members will compete at the 2017 South Texas Scholastic State Championships at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, March 10-12.