July 9


Mill Basin – Two Brothers Win 2022 National Elementary Chess Championship

July 9, 2022

The Mansurov brothers were crowned champions of a national chess competition that took place in Columbus, Ohio from May 13-15th.  Both brothers attend P.S. 236 Mill Basin School, 6302 Avenue U, and the entire school could not be prouder of their achievements.

A total of 1,053 players from 40 states took part in the US Chess Federation’s 2022 National Elementary (K-6) Championship.  The annual event identifies national champions in four sections:  K-1, K-3, K-5 and K-6.  There was a total of 472 teams, with 115 players from the host state of Ohio and 371 players from New York, which had the most representatives.

The Mansurov brothers won the in K-1 and K-5 sections.

In the K-5 Championship, Yusuf Mansurov (4th grade) tied for first with two other players.

In the K-1 Championship, Umar Mansurov (1st grade) tied for first place with three other players.

Principal Salil Paingankar, along with the entire school faculty, congratulates Yusuf and Umar on their hard work and dedication.  It’s not an easy task to win a chess match!  Competition was rough, but the dedicated brothers both won first place in their respective categories, and everyone is very proud of the work they put in to achieve their well-earned titles.  Congratulations to the Mansurov brothers!

Photos courtesy of US Chess Federation

Yusuf Mansurov (pictured left) tied for first place in the K-5 Championship.

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