Following their success in May 2012 at the National Elementary Championships in Nashville, Tenn., Virginia scholastic chess powerhouse Greenbriar West Elementary (GBW) was in the spotlight again recently, this time at the 2012 National K-12 Grade Championship held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in Orlando.
More than 1,300 young chess players from 40 states competed at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort in a three-day seven-round tournament. GBW was represented by 11 students from 3rd to 6th grade.
The 5th grade team, consisting of Ryan Xu, Revanth Vejju, and Vivian Cao-Dao, won the team championship with a three-point margin.
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