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Evanston Chess members win team award at national chess competition

April 18, 2019  4:13pm CT


ETHS All Girls Championships
ETHS Chess Team at the All-Girls National Chess Championships (from left): Jenna Donovan, Bella Cline, and Bella Buitrago.


Bella Buitrago, Bella Cline, and Jenna Donovan of the Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Chess team finished in second place in the Under 18 Division at the Kasparov Chess Foundation’s (KCF) All-Girls National Championships in April 2019. This is the first time the school has won a team award at the competition.


ETHS Chess team member Bella Buitrago.

ETHS Chess team member Bella Buitrago.


ETHS senior Bella Buitrago also received an award for finishing in sixth place in the individual Under 18 Division competition.


To learn more about the KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship, visit