Over 1,300 chess players took to their chess boards at the TCA Region VIII Scholastic Chess Tournament held on February 4-5, 2017 in Los Fresnos.  Thirty-two Brownsville ISD schools participated and 8 teams and 8 individual students qualified to attend the USCF SuperNationals VI Chess Tournament, May 11-15, 2017 in Nashville, TN.  Congratulations to the teams from Garden Park Elementary (2 teams), Hudson Elementary, Benavides Elementary, Paredes Elementary, Stillman Middle School, Hanna ECHS, and Veterans Memorial ECHS on their outstanding success.