The BluePrint

  • Congratulations to the Lady Blue Devils on their win against Juniata Valley for the District 6 title!

  • The 2019 mini-THON event raised over $25,000 for childhood cancer!

  • Prom information has been posted outside Mrs. Frank's room. Go check it out!

An intellectual March madness

Junior+Quintin+Nelson+is+one+of+the+early+favorites+in+the+Bellwood-Antis+Chess+Tournament.
Back to Article
Back to Article

An intellectual March madness

Junior Quintin Nelson is one of the early favorites in the Bellwood-Antis Chess Tournament.

Junior Quintin Nelson is one of the early favorites in the Bellwood-Antis Chess Tournament.

Riley Miller

Junior Quintin Nelson is one of the early favorites in the Bellwood-Antis Chess Tournament.

Riley Miller

Riley Miller

Junior Quintin Nelson is one of the early favorites in the Bellwood-Antis Chess Tournament.

Riley Miller, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






March Madness is starting in this week and while 66 college basketball teams go head to head for the championship, Bellwood-Antis is holding its own battle for the title!

Mr. John Goodman, a Bellwood-Antis high school science teacher and Chess Club Advisor, is organizing a 2018 B-A Chess Tournament.

Riley Miller
Josiah Turk ponders a move in the preliminary round of the Chess Tournament.

Chess is a great interacting way to get students around the school together, as Zach Miller, ninth grade Bellwood-Antis student, stated.

“In 2007 and 2012 we had a B-A Tournament.  It was a lot of fun, and the students enjoyed the competition, and the time seemed right to have another tournament,” said Mr. Goodman.

As twelfth grader Noah Aiken stated, “The chess tournament is a good opportunity for all who play chess to be organized and have fun and to have a bit of a challenge.”

Just like March Madness, the format of the tournament is a bracket system.  There are five rounds: the preliminary and first rounds are both single-elimination; the second round is best of three; the semifinal is best of five; and the final round is best of seven.

During the preliminary round, competitors are able to play in many different ways, including online games, and then report the winner to Mr. Goodman.

First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive a medal, a cash prize, and first place will have his or her name permanently placed on a wall plaque.

The early reports are that the winner could emerge from the strong entry of junior students, including, Zion Poe, Quintin Nelson, Mason Yingling, and Dan Kustaborder.

“I feel as if there are a lot of good players around, but I’m glad Zion isn’t in my bracket,” says Quintin Nelson.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Spread the Word assembly peps up the teams

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Roberto Clemente Jr. speaks to B-A students

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    B-A students complete JH County Chorus

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Scholastic Scrimmage team keeps finals hopes alive

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Junior high Scholastic Scrimmage team goes 5-1

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Middle school announces Students of the Week

  • An intellectual March madness

    Charities

    FCA cereal drive winding down

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Someone Special Dance coming soon

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    Band goes to District Jazz Festival

  • An intellectual March madness

    Student Life

    B-A students head to District chorus

Navigate Right
The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body
An intellectual March madness