chess http://ripr.org en Central Falls Chess Players Make Top 10 http://ripr.org/post/central-falls-chess-players-make-top-10 <p>Chess teams from Central Falls High School and Calcutt Middle School finished in the top 10 at this week’s Chess Supernationals in Nashville, Tennessee.</p><p>Coach Frank DelBonis, who is also a history teacher at Central Falls High School, reports the high school team ranked 8<sup>th</sup> overall, out of 64 teams from around the country. The middle school team finished in a tie for 7<sup>th</sup> and 9<sup>th</sup> places out of 54 teams.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:03:19 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 13267 at http://ripr.org Chess Team Heads to Nationals, With Help from Alec Baldwin http://ripr.org/post/chess-team-heads-nationals-help-alec-baldwin <p>The Central Falls High School chess team will be on their way to the National Championships thanks in part to Alec Baldwin.</p><p>The team used the online crowd-funding website “go fund me” to raise the $8,000 needed to send eleven students to Nashville Tennessee, where the championships will be held in April.</p><p>They were about $2,000 short when Baldwin stepped in.</p><p>The Championships will not be new territory for the team says Frank DelBonis, a teacher at Central Falls and chess team coach.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:21:29 +0000 John Bender 12670 at http://ripr.org