Alhambra Chess Competed in US Chess Federation National Championships

Posted by Community Relations Department on 5/2/2012

The Alhambra Chess competed in the United States Chess Federation high school national championships for the fourth year in a row, in Minneapolis, Minnesota April 12-15.  Sixteen Alhambra students successfully raised $10,000   to make the trip possible.  The Lions competed in three different sections with over 1300 of the best high school players from more than sixty teams around the country.  After seven grueling rounds, Alhambra was able to take the fourth place trophy in the division for players who are not yet rated on the national level.  Hieu Le, Luis Perez, Joseph Orosco, David Luong, and Eric Shan were top performers.



 “Special recognition also goes to the Alhambra chess club president Karen Jimenez and team captain Tin Phan for their inspiring leadership in bringing our team together to continue this Alhambra tradition of excellence,” coach Barry Wilder said. 



Alhambra tied for second in the Arizona team championships last fall, and Tin Phan won the individual state title.