Chess Guild competes at Valley Center tournament

Hillsboro Chess Guild participants at the tournament in Valley Center were: front row (from left), Kayla Gunn, D?myia Cox, Barron Talbott, Jacob Denholm, Zachary Denholm; back row, Abby Fryhover, Jordan Fryhover, Alex Lubbers, Matthew Denholm.Nine members of the Hillsboro Chess Guild competed at the Valley Center Chess Tournament Jan. 25.

?This tournament may have been the toughest competition the students have faced all season,? said Leah Rose, sponsor. ?Although they just missed getting a trophy, our K-8 team finished fourth.?

Following are the students who participated, their age division and their placement among the top 25 finishers within the division.

? K-2 division: Barron Talbott (19th);

? K-5 division: D?myia Cox, Zachary Denholm;

? K-8 division: Jacob Den?holm (third), Abby Fry?hover, Kayla Gunn (25th), Alex Lubbers;

? K-12 division: Jordan Fryhover (second), Matthew Denholm.

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