This past weekend the St. Rita chess team went downstate to Peoria with Moderator Mr. Thomas Conlon. They competed against some of the top high school chess teams in Illinois.
Overall, the team finished in the middle of the pack in a field of 148 teams. Notable individual performances include: freshmen Daniel Flores (UCSN) with five wins and two losses, sophomore Julian Esparza (St. Symphorosa) with five wins and two losses, and sophomore John Murlasits (St. Gabriel), who played on the number one board against the opponent's best player, and won six out of his seven matches, earning a state medal.
Congratulations John and congratulations to the entire chess team for a great season!