SMS Chess Club Competition Update

The Secaucus Middle School Chess Club in conjunction with the Secaucus Spectator and various local Secaucus Businesses hosted a Chess Tournament on January 18th in the cafeteria. The tournament was open to all middle and high school students (grades 6-12). The tournament was a great success, with over 30 participants competing in the challenge. Congratulations to SMS 6th Grade Student Liam Shah for winning the tournament, as well as runner-up SHS Junior Dev Chandarana. Thank you to all participants! 
A special thank you to Mr. Don Evanson for setting up the tournament, as well as providing sandwiches from Natoli's and our trophies; the SMS PTO for providing snacks and refreshments; Matt Miller, Devin Paredes, AJ Tobia, and Dr. Kaiser for helping live-stream the event and Ms. Sara Williams the SMS Chess Club Advisor for all her help. 
We'd also like to thank the following businesses and individuals that donated to the event, helping raise $900 for our Chess Club! 
Citicraze - Raj Pardasani
First Services Residential - Jude Odenthal
Hudson Regional Hospital - Sabina Sanchez
Natoli’s - Steve Natoli
Premier Security - Dave Arnold
Secaucus Rotary Club - Robert Merlo
Secaucus Spectator - Donald Evanson
State Farm Silvana - Silvana Paquet
Youth Council - Alka Jaideep
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