Berkeley Heights Boy Scouts Alexander Beke and Gabriel Amato Compete in Annual Chess Tournament

(above, l-r) Alexander Beke and Gabriel S. Amato of Berkeley Heights

7th Annual Boy Scout Chess Tournament

The 7th annual Munsee District Boy Scout Chess Tournament was held at the Cranford Community Center on Saturday, February 22, 2020. This year’s tournament hosted over 30 contestants and trophies were awarded to first, second, and third place finishers.

Congratulations to this year’s winners: 1st Place: Joshua McDonald from Whitehouse Station, Troop 90; 2nd Place: Alexander Beke from Berkeley Heights, Troop 368; 3rd Place: Anderson Lee from Summit, Troop 67. (Each received a portable Chess Set).

(above l-r, Alexander Beke-2nd Place, Joshua McDonald-1st Place, and Anderson Lee-3rd Place)

This event was coordinated by Renna Media, and met the 6a requirement for earning a Chess merit badge. The tournament was open to all registered Boy Scouts, Venturers and Explorers; among those were Boy Scouts from the Watchung Mountain, Raritan Valley, Munsee, Fishawack, and Black River Districts.

A great job was done by everyone who came out to compete at the annual tournament, we hope to see you next year!

2020 Participants

Anderson Lee, Joshua McDonald, Gavin Lownberger, Alexander Beke, Zachary Berger, Esteban Pelaez Munoz, Ceanan Zlatkov, Raahil Subba, Riley Rohrbach, Samuel Talish, Gurucharan Mannur, Aidan Haddad, Adam Omar, Navneet Kalatheeswaran, Andrew Ryder, Harshith Nemani, Yusuf Omar, Tam Daniel, Alexander Seymour, Gabriel S. Amato, Joshua Laube, Devin Conner, Joseph Keck, Paul Boyle, Ryan Seymour, Will Lawson, Brendan Kempe, Jacob Falconer, Thomas Capozzi, Larry Fiedler, and Andy Grzesiak


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