Chess Guild competes at state tourney

Hillsboro Chess Guild members who competed at the KSCA are: back row (from left), Matthew Denholm, Kalen Moss, Jordan Fry?hover, Franklin Jost; front row, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm, Abby Fryhover and Kayla Gunn. Courtesy photo

Eight members of the Hillsboro Chess Guild competed at the Kansas Scholas?tic Chess Association state tournament March 14 at North High School in Wichita.

Seven of the eight members received medals, and the high school team placed fifth overall in the K-12 division, which includes all high school teams across all classes, as well as finishing second in Class 3A. The first-place team in 3A also won the overall state title.

The middle school team, comprised of only three members, placed 12th in the K-8 division.

?Our Hillsboro students all did a great job,? said Leah Rose, guild sponsor.

Following are the individual results for the Hillsboro participants.

K-5: Zachary Denholm (3-3) placed 43rd.

K-8: Jacob Denholm (5-1) placed 14th; Abby Fryhover (4-2) placed 23rd; Kayla Gunn (3-3) did not place.

K-12: Matthew Denholm (5-1) placed sixth; Jordan Fryhover (4-2) placed 28th; Franklin Jost (4-2) placed 33rd; Kalen Moss (3-3) placed 69th.

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