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Dalton Girls Excel at All-Girls National Chess Championship

Eighteen Dalton girls in Grades K-11 competed in the All-Girls National Chess Championship in Chicago from April 22-24 and delivered an outstanding performance!
Facing 400 of the country’s best girls chess players, the Tigers continued their longstanding winning tradition by capturing three team trophies in the U8, U10, and U18 sections.

Seventh grader Iris Mou '27 led the team to the championship by earning first place in the older U18 division! Iris’ top finish qualifies her to represent the US in the 2022 World Youth Championships. 

The Tigers placed third overall in the U10 group and fourth in the U8 section as a team. Director of the Chess Program Beatriz Marinello and Coach Adia Onyango provided relentless support for their girls, who displayed tremendous focus and spirit throughout the weekend.

"Our work begins way ahead of the National Championships,” Beatriz explained. “One of the main goals of the Dalton Chess Program is to inspire more girls to play chess. We have a growing number of girls participating and making great strides. I am very proud of our hard work and the girls' commitment and dedication to the team. They embody the Dalton spirit and are a great inspiration to their peers. The work continues." 
Congratulations, girls on a fantastic performance!

Results:
Under 18 Team: Iris Mou '27, Julia Miyasaka '24, Lauren Nam '26, Pippa Lee '24, Langley Beaudoin '23, Natalie Wynn '23 - First place team, Iris first overall, Julia 12th overall
 
Under 12 Team: Zelda Lightman ‘30
 
Under 10 Team: Eden Klein ’31, Reha Agarwal ‘30, Risha Agarwal ’30, Hannah Chan ’30, MacKenzie Hwee ’32, and Yardena Nguyen-Vishnevsky ’30 - Third place team
 
Under 8 Team: Carolina Vasilatos ’33, Wren Chisholm ‘34, Emma Kim ‘34, Rose Chao ‘33, Rayna Gupta ‘34
Fourth place team
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