Detroit girls chess team earn first place at national championships, #blackgirlmagic
Thirteen-year-old Jada Hamilton struggled to find the words to adequately describe how she felt about her team’s victory.
Hamilton and other girls at Detroit’s University Prep Science & Math had just earned first place at the KCF All-Girls National Chess Championships in Chicago.
They were the best chess players in the country in the ‘Under 14’ category.
“I was pretty amazed,” Hamilton told “The Detroit News'” Mark Hicks. “It’s hard to describe how I felt that day because I was really happy.”
Hamilton’s head coach, Kevin Fite, called the team’s victory a “significant win,” adding that his team was a considerable “underdog” in this year’s tournament.
The KCF Championships are billed as the “largest and most prestigious tournament in the USA for girls under the age of 18.”