Brothers Brett, Bryce and Blake Wong, all Coalinga High School students, placed in the top five individually at the U.S. Junior Congress chess championships in Livermore, Jan. 21-22, 2017.
The Coalinga High School Chess Team won its fifth national title in the age 18-and-younger division at the U.S. Junior Congress in Livermore on Jan. 21-22.
Washington Union High School placed second in the under-16 section and West Fresno Middle School placed fourth in the under-14 division.
The win gives Coalinga’s scholastic chess teams a total of 23 state titles and five national titles.
Team members are brothers Blake, Brett and Bryce Wong. Blake Wong, a senior, won his first national title in a tie with brother Brett Wong, a junior. This is Brett’s second national title. Bryce Wong finished in the top five.