Hillsboro Chess Guild competes at Wichita event

These are the 10 Hillsboro students who competed Saturday at the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association Grade Championship tournament in Wichita: front row (from left), Abby Fryhover, Trace Jost, Kayla Gunn, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm; back row, Jonathan Hinerman, Kalen Moss, Matthew Denholm, Jordan Fryhover.Ten Hillsboro students competed Saturday at Kan?sas Scholastic Chess Asso?ci?ation Grade Cham?pionship tournament hosted by The Indepen?dent School in Wichita.

Seven of the students placed among the top 10 in their respective grade divisions.

?Overall, it was a huge success for the Hillsboro Chess Guild,? said Leah Rose, sponsor.

The top-10 finishers were Zachary Denholm, who placed sixth in the third-grade division; Jacob Denholm placed eighth and Abby Fryhover ninth in six-grade; Jonathan Hinerman placed fifth in seventh grade; and Jordan Fryhover was second, Matthew Denholm fifth and Kalen Moss seventh in 10th grade.

Also competing for Hills?boro were Barron Talbott in the second-grade division, Kayla Gunn in seventh and Trace Jost in eighth grade.

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