With its largest participation of children from the Hoboken Chess Academy
up to date, the results were similar to the previous 14 competitions.
The Hoboken Chess Kids came home champions!
With 19 local children competing with over 80 children throughout the State, in a tournament
in Upper Montclair, N.J., and sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation, The Hoboken Chess Kids came home with an unpressedented11
individual championships and 5-second place finishes. The combined overall record of the children was 40 wins, 5 draws, and
only 5 defeats.
The Champions were Tyler Burke, from the All Saints school. Joseph Pliszka, from the Mustard
Seed School. Ilija Bubalo, from the Learning Community Charter School. Ciaran Finnegan and Ben Lenz, from The Hoboken Charter
School. From the Elysian Charter School the champions were, Desiree Rivera, Ariel Colon, David Zaks, Liudmil Liudmilov, Curt
Beck and Steve Smith.
The second place finishers were Emerson Perna, Enver Abazovic, Brendan Evers, Sabastian Alvarez
and Louis Colon.
Also competing and finishing with a respectful victory each were Johnny Bauers, Tim Lenz and
Join me in congradulating these children in this amazing accomplishment.