On March 11 and 12, four players from the Drexel Chess Club spent the weekend before Week 10 competing at the annual Pennsylvania Collegiate Chess Championship. Although they arrived with a small team, they put up a valiant effort, finishing second with a final score of 11 points. They were only 0.5 points behind first-place winners Shippensburg, who were the defending champs.
The team was led by Paul, who finished with a great score of 4.5 points out of 5 in the U1400 section, finishing as the top collegiate player in the section, and tying for first overall in the section. He won a trophy and a cash prize for his efforts.
Additional contributors were Josh, who scored 3/5 in the U1800 section and finished as the top collegiate player in that section, Angelo, who scored 2/5 in the difficult Open section, and Nate, who scored 1.5/5 in the U1400 section.
Great job to the entire team for performing well and keeping the Drexel tradition of competing at states alive!