Mar 27 2011

The Alcoa Middle and Alcoa High School chess teams won the Region 1 chess champtionships. Both have now advanced to the State Chess Championships at Tennessee Tech this Saturday, March 26, 2011.

Alcoa High School had wins over Oak Ridge High School, Bearden High School, Webb High School and the Cedar Springs Homeschool Association to win the Region 1 tournament.

Alcoa Middle School had wins over Webb Middle School, Webb Lower School, Farragut Intermediate School and Sequoyah Elementary School to advance from the Region 1 chess finals to the State Chess Championship.

Tennessee Tech University is offering scholarships to entrants (individuals and team members) who place first ($4,000/yr, $16,000 total) and second ($2,500/yr, $10,000 total) in the high school section of the state chess championship.

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