AEFE Chess Championship – Day 1 Recap

♟️AEFE Chess Championship – Day 1 Recap 🏆

Yesterday marked the start of the very first French-American Chess tournament at Lycée Français de San Diego!

The winners will go to France in June to participate in the official French schools tournament.

A heartfelt thank you to our incredible local partners who joined us for the opening ceremony. Your support means the world to us! 🙏

♟️ French Chess Federation – Samy Shoker, International Grand Master
🌐 AEFE – Gwennaël PETILLAT, Pedagogical Advisor
🇫🇷 Consulate General of France in Los Angeles – Marion Lannier, Honorary Consul
🤝 San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce – Sylvie Almeri, Executive Director
🇫🇷 Alliance Française de San Diego – Julie Ripoll, Executive Director

In a Chess Simul, Samy Shoker faced off against 30 different opponents.

⭐️ Congratulation to a very strong player from the San Diego French-American School who won against Samy! ⭐️

Students played 7 rounds and ended the day with a movie night.

Stay tuned for more information about Day 2 at the AEFE Chess Championship!

The AEFE Chess Championship welcomes close to 100 students from 6 AEFE schools in the US:
Lycée Français de Chicago
International School of Boston
French Academy of New Jersey
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School
San Diego French-American School
Lycée Francais de San Diego