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Other Chess In Tuscaloosa
Non-FCA chess events. Contact the organizations listed for details and confirmation of times as we don't always get notified of changes in times or contact information.
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FCA Wins 2014 Every Move Counts Invitational Tournament
November 21, 2014 - The Freedom Chess Academy chess team shown in the banner picture above savors winning first place at the Every Move Counts Invitational Tournament, held on November 18. The tournament is organized each year by University of Alabama students enrolled in the Every Move Counts program. This unique service learning program provides academic credits for teaching chess in Tuscaloosa City schools.
The competition included teams from the Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools and an Every Move Counts team made of players from other Tuscaloosa City Schools.
In the banner photo above, the FCA team displays their trophy and a plaque. The team members shown, from left to right are Eddie Yang, Dusty Springfield, Toby Guo, Daniel Zheng, Coach Manoj Sunny, Calvin Kim, Tony Zhang, Ian Shen, Ashton Springfield, James Yang, Sophia Guo, Gabriel Feng, Coach Neil Dietsch, Jeffrey Zhao, and Amy Zhang
Brothers Sweep Top Prizes at Birmingham Tournament
November 17, 2014 - Dustin and Ashton Springfield took home the 1st and 2nd place trophies for the K-3 section of the Chess Kids Nation Thanksgiving Tournament. Dustin won all five of his games while younger brother Ashton won four, losing only to his brother. Ashton and Dustin have been students of Freedom Chess Academy for three years.
Alabama State Chess Championship Results
October 2, 2014 - Freedom Chess Academy hosted the 2014 Alabama State Chess Championship at the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus on September 26-28. The main event was accompanied by a one-day scholastic tournament for children K-12.