• 2012-2013
    WFA Chess Team 2012-2013
    Rochester Area Chess Championships
     
      
     
    Peter
    Peter Carter, 8th Grade
    Peter is a second year student at Wilson Foundation Academy and it is his second year on the chess team. His best subject is Science. Peter prefers the King's Pawn opening. He enjoys running cross-country and hiking. Peter finished in fifth place in the 2011 GCCS 5-K. He is a member of the school's High Honor Roll. Last year he moved up to fifth board and helped Wilson Foundation finish first in the Rochester Area league and second in the Rochester Regional Championship.
     
    Theo

     

    Theo Chapman, 8th Grade

    Theo is in his third year at Wilson Foundation Academy and it is his third season on the chess team. In sixth grade Theo helped Wilson Foundation win the Rochester Area Regional Championship. Theo excels at school, video games, and eating. He prefers to play the Sicilian opening. In his free time he plays video games. He is on the school's High Honor Roll, is taking tenth grade Math as well as ninth and tenth grade English.

     
    Sam
     Sam Cherin, 8th Grade
    Sam is a third year student at Wilson Foundation Academy and it is his third season on the chess team. Sam excels at English and enjoys sports like football and soccer. His favorite opening is the Caro-Kann. As the third board Sam helped the team finish first in the Rochester Area League and second in the Rochester Regional Championship. Sam is a member of the school's High Honor Roll.
     
    Webster
    Webster Kehoe, 8th Grade
    Webster is in his third year on the chess team and is once again leading his team on first board. He has been to national competitions multiple times and has led his team to top 15 finishes twice. He has also finished as the top high school chess player in the Rochester region in 2012. He excels academically in all subjects. he also enjoys playing basketball, soccer and tennis. He  has been named to the Regional All-Star Chess Team in 2011 and 2012. He would like to thank his parents for all their time and effort in supporting him in playing chess.
     
    Patrick Phillips
    Patrick Phillips, 8th Grade
    Patrick is a third year student at Wilson Foundation Academy and it is his third season with the Wilson Foundation Chess Team. Patrick's best and favorite subjects are Math and English. He loves to play sports and video games. Patrick's preferred opening is the Sicilian Defense. As the fourth board last year he helped the team win The Rochester Area Chess League and helped the team get second place in the New York State Scholastic Chess Championship in Saratoga, NY. He enjoys playing chess at the local Rochester Chess Center and at chess club after school. Patrick is a member of the school's Honor Roll and participates in many school or club sports.
     
    Connor
    Connor Wagner, 8th Grade
    Connor is a third year student at Wilson Foundation and is in the 8th grade. Connor has played on the chess team at Wilson Foundation for three years and his favorite opening is the Hyper Accelerated Dragon. In addtion to playing chess for Wilson Foundation, Connor competes in other regional and national competitions such as the New York State Scholastic hess Championships in Saratoga in which he played first board and helped Wislon Foundation win second place. Last year he was named to the 2012 Regional Chess All Star Team after being honorably mentioned in 2011. 
    SuperNationals Middle School Division 6th Place
    Rochester Interscholastic High School League Champions
    Rochester Interscholastic High School Playoff Champions
     
     
    2011-2012
    Middle School Chess Team:
    Chess Team 2012
    Seton Catholic School Tournament Top Overall Team
    NYS Scholastic Chess Tournament Second Place Junior High Championship
    Rochester Interscholastic High School League Champions
    Rochester Interscholastic High School Playoff 2nd Place
    Press Coverage: Democrat & Chronicle
    For More Information, Visit www.nychess.org.
     
    2010-2011
    8th Grade Team:
    WFA Chess 8th Grade Team 2011-2012
    6th Grade Team:
    2010-2011 6th Grade WFA Chess
    Mendon Center Tournament Top Team Grades 6-8

    Seton Catholic School Tournament Top Overall Team

    India Community Center Tournament Top Team Grades 6-8

    Rochester Interscholastic Middle School League Champions
    Rochester Interscholastic High School Playoff Champions
    Press Coverage: WHEC Channel 10