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Detroit teen girls win National Chess Championship

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January 6, 2017 Category: Oasis Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo: Catherine Martinez)

By Forest Parks

At a Chicago hotel last May, the final round in the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Championships concluded.

Thirteen-year-old Jada Hamilton of the University Prep Science & Math, sealed the win and tournament victory for her team in Detroit’s Under 14 category.

“I was pretty amazed,” Hamilton said, still awe-struck. “It’s hard to describe how I felt that day because I was really happy.”

All the girls came from the Detroit City Chess Club and competed against over 440 other players.

The all-Black team were considered the underdogs but showed the tournament they meant business.

These girls deserve our praise, support, pride and awe.


Story details sourced from The Root.

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