• 79°
The Madison Record

Chess league commends players at annual dinner

MADISON –Madison City Chess League held its first citywide MCCL Annual Dinner to celebrate the players’ many accomplishments during the year.

More than 160 individuals attended the celebration of chess at Asbury United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall in late May. Trophies from individual and team victories during competitions served as table centerpieces.

“The House of Staunton donated mugs, water bottles, cups, hats, Frisbees and dog tags,” MCCL Executive Director Ranae Bartlett said. The door prizes had “the Super Nationals logo so all attendees could come home with a party favor.”

Opening the event, string musicians and chess players Zachary Calinsky, Will Fox, Amy Park, Geon Park and Caroline Wang performed Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

Madison City Chess League Executive Director Ranae Bartlett recognized award-winning students at the City, State, and National K12 chess championships. Bartlett recognized Bill Nash, coordinator for 2016 State Chess Championship and 2017 State Scholastic Chess Championship; Will Stevenson, coach for All Star East Chess Club, an honors group of second- and third-graders; and volunteer photographer Scott Wilhelm.

Ed Mullin received Coach of the Year honors as mentor at both Madison and West Madison elementary schools and coach of All Star West Chess Club. “Coach Ed can be seen at every local, state and national tournament helping our kids citywide review their games,” Bartlett said.

Educator of the Year is Dorinda White, Principal of Rainbow Elementary School for the past 10 years. “Under her leadership and support, students at Rainbow have won the state elementary team championship four years in a row. Mrs. White has recognized the educational value of teaching kids chess.”

The 78 students were congratulated who attended Super Nationals VI Tournament in Nashville. Students who rated phenomenal scores included Om Badhe, Will Fox, Hayden Billmann, Ryan Shurtz and Harsha Matta.

Several students received other awards at the dinner:

* Justin Diehl — Most Improved, Liberty Middle School.

* Sohan Mynampally — ChessKid Award, Liberty.

* Om Badhe, Will Fox, Sohan Mynampally and L.J. Saurman — MCCL Team Cup, Liberty.

* Hayden Billmann — Most Improved, Discovery Middle School.

* Maanasi Limaye and Thomas Nguyen — Most Valuable Player, Discovery.

* Grace Billmann and Hugh Mitchel — Most Improved, Bob Jones High School.

* William Spanier — Most Valuable, Bob Jones.

* Ethan Kueck, Jonathan Yang, Amelia Dobbs, Kennedy Gore, Victor Lundy, Ryan Shurtz and Constance Wang – ‘Graduating’ members, Rainbow.

* Constance Wang and Victor Lundy – Top Sixth-Graders, Rainbow.

Madison

Nichols reminds families on COVID-19 procedures

Harvest

Partnership giving away Fentanyl test strips

Madison

Sheriff: Man flees from Limestone deputies in stolen ambulance, stolen fire truck

Madison

Triana, Madison libraries offer Makerspace for hi-tech crafts and more

Harvest

Art Tour of Homes expands into Madison with Estes and Overcash houses

Bob Jones High School

Neha, Puja Chopade’s research with Harvard mentors published in journal

Madison

Wroblewski in 15-mile swimming challenge for Wounded Warriors

Huntsville

Huntsville Ballet Company announces new season

Digital Version

Check out the August 2022 issue of Madison Living

Madison

Madison teen charged with murder after allegedly shooting brother

Bob Jones High School

Madison Area Lions’ donations help school nurses

Madison

Trash Pandas hang on, beat Lookouts 3-2 in finale

Madison

NewsNation network lauds Rodney Smith’s free lawn care

Madison

UPDATE: Madison man accused of killing former girlfriend

News

RD3 Legacy 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Set For August 13

Madison

Trash Pandas bounce back against Lookouts with 5-2 victory

Bob Jones High School

Beautification board issues awards for well-kept sites

Madison

Auburn alum Sonny DiChiara joins Trash Pandas

Madison

MPD: Family dispute leads to shooting in Madison

Business

Former Huntsville business executive charged with wire fraud

Madison

Man charged with ex-girlfriend’s murder in Madison area

Huntsville

HPD makes drug bust in traffic stop

Huntsville

City of Huntsville mourns loss of Huntsville Fire & Rescue cadet

Madison

Weather ends Trash Pandas’ comeback bid in 4-3 loss

x