Riley Nollet

Riley Nollet

Sixteen scholastic chess players converged on the Yavapai College campus for a day of chess on Saturday, April 1. The tournament, divided in two sections based on grade, was played in the Community Room.

Riley  Nollet, a 3rd grader at Franklin Phonetic in Prescott Valley, was the top finisher in the grammar school section. He defeated second place finisher Robbie Manning, a 5th grader at BASIS Prescott, in an exciting tie-break playoff. Preston Reed, a 5th grader at Franklin Phonetic won the grammar school third place trophy.

Mason Low

Mason Low

Mason Low, a 7th grader at BASIS Prescott, was the top finisher in the middle school section. One-and-a-half years ago Mason , as a 6th grader, was the 3rd place finisher in the middle school section. Joshua Meintjes, an 8th grader at Congress Elementary, won the second place trophy. Cody Ballinger, an 8th grader at Congress Elementary, and Dallin Cannon, a 7th grader as Mile High Middle School, each received a trophy for their 3rd place finishes.

 

 

 

Galen Dennis

Galen Dennis

Galen Dennis, a 12th grader at Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy, won the 1st place high school trophy. He won all five of his games in a section that combined both middle school and high school players.

Players who did not win a trophy selected a chess pin recognizing their participation.

The Prescott Chess Club sponsored this unrated chess tournament. Tom Green directed the event with help from Tommy Keenan, David Steeves, and Henry Ebarb.

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