Here is a photo of Chess Gang member, Alex Bemben with his BIG trophy!
Alex won it for being the 1st player rated under 700 in the 40 player Novice division of the Michigan Master/Expert & Class Championships held in Lansing on January 19th, 2013.
Alex had a score of 3-1/2 points after 5 games with 3 wins, one draw and one loss
Three other kids from the Chess Gang attended, they were: Christian Duran, Christopher Gauthier and Ben Gauthier. Christian won three games, Christopher two and Ben one. Christian was the highest rated player in Novice, but he encountered stiff competition since he was seeded #1 and started out 3-0.
Three parents also entered. Everyone had a fun and exciting time!