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WPS students perform well in chess tourney

(Jan. 29, 2015) Worcester Prep fifth grade students Pranay Sanwal and Ayush Batra were honored for their prowess at the game of chess during the Maryland Scholastic Chess Association Tournament in Baltimore.
The boys from the Worcester Preparatory School Chess Club competed against young chess enthusiasts from all over the region; approximately 250 students participated in the event.
Sanwal placed first in the Elementary Intermediate Division with a score of 4.5 in five games. Batra won three of his five matches to place 13th in the Elementary Novice Division. Both boys qualified for trophies.
When asked about their experience at the tournament the boys agreed it was exciting, but takes a long time to complete.
“It was my first trophy ever,” Batra said. “That makes it really nice.”
“I was very happy to get first place and win the huge trophy. It was a very tough competition,” Sanwal said. “Two of my five games were easy, but the remaining ones were tough and lasted very long.”
Sanwal is the son of Drs. Pankaj and Vibha Sanwal of Lewes. Batra is the son of Drs. Vikas Batra and Reetu Singh of Rehoboth Beach.