Herberger Young Scholars Academy competed in the Canyon Athletic Association State Chess Championship on Saturday, April 23rd.
Competing throughout the regular season, team members accumulated points for winning matches. These points were then used to seed players into three tiers for the State Championship Tournament.
Every member of the Herberger Young Scholars Academy Chess Team scored enough regular season points to be seeded in the tournament.
First year team members Steven and Andres were seeded in the third tier, and despite working hard were eliminated in early rounds.
In the second tier, both Julian P. and Sean S. won multiple games to advance to the championship game, guaranteeing a Herberger victory. After a hard fought battle, Julian was able to pull out the win, with Sean finishing second.
Keshav qualified for the highest point bracket of the tournament. Through some challenging competition, he was able to secure a spot into the championship game, where he faced the number 2 ranked player in the conference. After a tough match, Keshav was able to pull out the victory to be named State Champion.
Congratulations to the entire Herberger Young Scholars Academy Chess Team for a fantastic season and to the well deserving champions.