chess

The Education Blog
9:03 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Central Falls Chess Players Make Top 10

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.

Coach Frank DelBonis, who is also a history teacher at Central Falls High School, reports the high school team ranked 8th overall, out of 64 teams from around the country. The middle school team finished in a tie for 7th and 9th places out of 54 teams.

Students from Central Falls had to raise the money for their trip to Nashville and got some last minute help from Actor Alec Baldwin to pay for travel and lodging.

RI News
5:21 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Chess Team Heads to Nationals, With Help from Alec Baldwin

The Central Falls High School chess team will be on their way to the National Championships thanks in part to Alec Baldwin.

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.

They were about $2,000 short when Baldwin stepped in.

The Championships will not be new territory for the team says Frank DelBonis, a teacher at Central Falls and chess team coach.

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