February 8-- Vidalia Heritage Academy entered two high school chess teams in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association chess tournament and both made it to the championship rounds with one making to the final round!  A parent overheard someone quip, “I reckon the only thing they do in Vidalia is pick Onions and play chess.”  Sweet Victory! 

vhachess19Team members Devin Burrell 8-0, Jackson Williamson 8-0, Gaige Brantley 7-1 and James Hagan 6-2 dominated their competitors. 

The middle school team made it to the quarter-finals and the elementary team went five rounds!  All played well!

The team is coached by Jim Beall, Assistant Professor of Education at East Georgia State College. 

East Georgia State College supports several chess programs in our region for both public and private schools. For more information contact Jim Beall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..