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Elementary chess tournament results announced

By Cindy Halverson
Special to The SUN

Photo courtesy Cindy Halverson Students show off certificates that they received for participating in the recent elementary school chess tournament. Each participant also received a chess set to encourage them to continue to play and improve their game. In the photo are, in alphabetical order:  Brenna Bayles, Fisher Bayles, Casey Beck, Zane Edwards, Sean Gallegos, Samantha Gregg, Nick Hagman, Cindy Halverson, Andre Jones, Rhead Kay, Jaiden Keating, Jonathen Matney, Greg McCarty, Caroline Smith, Marie Smith and River Vincent.

Photo courtesy Cindy Halverson
Students show off certificates that they received for participating in the recent elementary school chess tournament. Each participant also received a chess set to encourage them to continue to play and improve their game. In the photo are, in alphabetical order:  Brenna Bayles, Fisher Bayles, Casey Beck, Zane Edwards, Sean Gallegos, Samantha Gregg, Nick Hagman, Cindy Halverson, Andre Jones, Rhead Kay, Jaiden Keating, Jonathen Matney, Greg McCarty, Caroline Smith, Marie Smith and River Vincent.

Fourteen students participated in the annual Pagosa Springs Elementary School chess tournament on Friday, May 9.

Everyone involved played well and received a certificate for their efforts. They also received a chess set donated by Greg McCarty to encourage them to continue to play and improve their game.

Three students ended the day with an equal number of wins. They advanced to the playoff held Tuesday, May 13.

Photo courtesy Cindy Halverson Pagosa Springs Elementary School chess tournament finalists are pictured left to right:  Casey Beck (third place), Jonathen Matney (second place) and Zane Edwards (first place).

Photo courtesy Cindy Halverson
Pagosa Springs Elementary School chess tournament finalists are pictured left to right:  Casey Beck (third place), Jonathen Matney (second place) and Zane Edwards (first place).

The final results had Zane Edwards taking first place, Jonathen Matney winning second and Casey Beck placing third. These young men received trophies donated by Joanne Irons and family.

Greg McCarty acted as tournament director and was assisted by other members of our local chess club including Anthony Steventon, Mike Halverson and Steve Koneman. Shoni Matney and Jack Constant also assisted with the tournament.

This story was posted on May 22, 2014.