This past weekend, CBA Chess had an impressive showing at the highest-attended New York Chess Championships in event history.
The Colts battled to the bitter end to win the U1200 section by a single point, defeating the acclaimed Intermediate School 318 team—one of the winningest programs in the country and most notably featured in the 2012 documentary Brooklyn Castle.
Scores of 4-1 from Matt Notaro, Andrew Mullaghy and Kevin Cisneros led the effort as well as a commanding 5-0 finish from Tommy Greenwald.
Greenwald was named co-champion of the U1200 division, followed by Notaro in 4th, Mullaghy for 9th, and Stephen Keyes as second best under 900.
The U1900 team of Marc Sorrentino, John-Gabriel Bermudez, Brendan Fitzgerald, Tyler Gentile, Michael Gilbride and Nick Karris placed 5th. Sorrentino had an outstanding performance with a score of 4-1, which earned him 7th place in the U1900 section.
About CBA Chess:
The Chess Team & Club is one of the most successful student organizations in CBA history. The program is split into two parts, a competitive team and a recreational club, and typically has 25 or more members.
The Chess Team boasts an impressive resume, which includes winning the 2016 U1900 National Championship. A majority of the competitions for the Chess Team come during the winter and early spring months. The team practices multiple times per week leading up to their competition season, with the veteran players being required to attend at least two practice a week and all tournament competitions.
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society – awarding over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students.