The Westminster chess team placed fourth in the nation at the U.S. Chess Federation's 2019 National High School (K-12) Championship.
Stephen Eisenhauer '19, Arthur Guo '24, Albert Liang '20, and Anand Srinivasan '21 competed at the tournament both individually and as a team. At the end of the three-day competition, the team finished in fourth out of more than 40 teams from across the country. Arthur was the team's highest scorer, finishing ninth individually.
Ashwin Pillai '21 also competed in the U1900 division at the tournament, which was held in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 15-17.
Additionally, Albert was one of five students nationwide to receive the 2019 Scholar-Chessplayer Award. The honor is given to students who excel in academics, chess, and leadership. To be considered for the award, students must play in at least 25 regular-rated U.S. Chess games in a calendar year, show outstanding achievement in academics and chess, have completed at least one year of chess-related community service in high school, and write an essay on how they plan to further their education, improve their chess, and continue contributing to the chess community.