The Chess for Success regional championship chess tournament was held at the Delphian School in Sheridan on Saturday, January 29th. Eighty-three of the top K-12th grade chess players from Yamhill and Polk County came to compete for the honor of being awarded the title of Regional Chess Champion for their grade levels and qualifying to play in the State Championships. Only the top finishers of each grade will go on to the States at the Portland Convention Center in March.
Brian Bixler and John Bixler of McMinnville shared the duties of Tournament Director. Competition began at 9:30am with the tournament hall suddenly going quiet as the young warriors shook hands and began their silent battles over mastery of the boards. The tournament went very smoothly, and early in the afternoon the results began coming in.
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