CCL student, Jason Wang, came in a 2-way tie for 1st place at the 2019 Barber tournament. This tournament is where the Middle School champions of every state come together to determine the champion of champions. It is a very strong event. Jason has always impressed me with his incredible fighting spirit. This tournament was no exception. After losing his first round game, he won his remaining 5 games to finish tied for 1st. His last round game as well as other information on the tournament is posted at https://new.uschess.org/news/invitational-winners-2019-orlando/. Jason’s current rating is 2391. No other CCL student has earned this high a rating at this young an age. Way to go, Jason!