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K-8 Georgia State Chess Champions

April 2013
K-8 Georgia State Chess Champions

Front row, in red and green: Jeeva Venkat, Vishal Vijay; Back row: Ainesh Balaga, Sidharth Balaga, Daniel Chou (not pictured: Tej Guttikonda).

Congratulations to the chess team of Ainesh Balaga, Sidharth Balaga, Daniel Chou, Tej Guttikonda, Jeeva Venkat, and Vishal Vijay from Taylor Road Middle School for their dedication and outstanding achievement as the 2013 K-8 Georgia State Chess Champions. The rated tournament was held on March 17 at the Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center.

This came on the heels of their taking first place in the team competition at the 12th annual Dr. Martin Luther King chess tournament held on January 21, sponsored by the Georgia Chess Association. With that win, they were invited to attend the upcoming Super Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee this spring, and now they are going as Georgia Champions.

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