Update on Minor Threats chess team: two trophies won at SuperNationals!

April 10, 2013


The Minor Threats at the PA State Scholastic Chess Championships in March.

Members of the Minor Threats, a chess club comprised of 2nd-6th graders from four West Philly schools, have just returned from the SuperNationals that took place this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn., and have some good news: the team won two trophies! Mitchell Elementary finished 28th place in the team K-5 U900 division. A team member, Tahvon Hughes, finished 35th among individuals. There were 393 kids playing in the division.

The Philadelphia Chess Society returned from SuperNationals, a tournament that only happens once every four years, with a total of nine trophies and it’s great to know that the Minor Threats, the team that so many of our readers supported with financial contributions and words of encouragement, contributed to this success (read our first story about the club and its fundraising efforts here).

Jason Bui, the Minor Threats coach, has sent us an email thanking everyone who supported his club and the Philadelphia Chess Society:

“It was truly an awesome and adventurous experience for us. On behalf of all the participating PCS clubs, students, parents and guests, THANK YOU!”

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Joe Clarke Says:

    Congratulations Minor Threats, and their coach, Jason Bui, for representing the neighborhood in such a commendable fashion. We are all proud of you.

    Joe Clarke
    Walnut West Chess Cadets

  2. Lynn Major Says:

    Hooray – Ditto what Joe said!!

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