Rohan and Roshan had a great time at the 2013 Super National Chess tournament @ Nashville, Tennessee representing under Frank Love Elementary school which started from April 4th and lasted for four days. National chess comes every year…Every fourth year that becomes Super Nationals Chess tournament .
With 5,335 participants, the 2013 Super Nationals beat the previous record (set in 2005) to become the world's largest over-the-board chess tournament. Held once every 4 years, this event brought competitors from every grade level, Kindergarten to 12th grade, to compete all under one roof at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville. Participants came from 47 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
Roshan Skariah (3rd grade) competed in K-5 U900 section (2 grade higher roshan) where there were 412 kids competed. Roshan came out undefeated ( winning 6 rounds and a draw for one round, out of the total 7 rounds) and became 4th position and received a huge trophy as tall as him. Roshan also received second place in the speed chess for K-3 U800-U900 section.
Rohan Skariah (6th grade) competed in K-9 U1250 section (3 grades higher than Rohan) where there were 250 kids competed. Rohan became 10th and received another big trophy.
Thanks to all Frank Love school teachers & students for all the best wishes and support. Special thanks to Dawn and Mr. Adams for organizing all the great chess club classes and motivating the kids. Special thanks to Principal Mrs. Jennifer Benson, Ms. Beth Gallagher (Roshan’s class teacher), Mr. Mike Nelson (Rohan’s class teacher) for all the great encouragement and support.