A big congratulations goes out to the Garfield Chess Team, who defeated defending champion and nationally-ranked powerhouse Lakeside by a 4-1 score to win this year’s Seattle Metro League Chess Championship!
A big shout-out goes to 11th grader Roland F., 9th grader Andreas F., 12th grader Carl D., 12th grader Bashir A.-F., and 12th grader Zuberi W. for their historic accomplishment.
Garfield’s second team defeated Franklin 4½-½. Team members include 10th grader Jan B., 10th grader Jed C., 11th grader Paulos R., 11th grader Nick Z., 12th grader Benjamin L., and 11th grader Robert S.
Both teams will now advance to the State tournament March 2-3 at Issaquah High School. The chess team has now qualified for State for the 20th consecutive year. Way to go Bulldogs!