Fall Chess Tournament

Chess tournament participants with their medals.South Central Service Cooperative and Mankato Community Education/Recreation (CER) partnered Nov. 4 to offer the Fall Chess Tournament at Dakota Meadows Middle School to students from across south central Minnesota. 

Fourteen students in grades 1-11 participated. The tournament was a Swiss-style tournament in which students are not eliminated. SCSC and CER feel these tournaments foster a competitive spirit without discouraging young players from continuing to play chess. 

Students playing chess at the 2017 fall tournament.All players enjoyed a pizza lunch and received awards to top students in their grade level and overall champions.

For information about area chess tournaments or starting a chess club in your school or community, please contact Mary Hillmann or Melanie Schmidt.

Congratulations to the students that participated! 

Students were awarded by grade level and also as overall champions:

Grade 1: 

  • Sam Haggerty, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato

Grade 2:

  • Ephram Palm, Morristown 

Grade 3:

  • Ella Haggerty, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato
  • Alex DeWitte, Jefferson Elementary, Mankato

Grade 4:

  • Taylor O’Malley, Washtington Elementary, Mankato

Grade 5:

  • Aiden Mock, Hoover Elementary, Mankato
  • Ashley Pipes, Hoover Elementary, Mankato
  • Luke Haggerty, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato
  • Evan Honken, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato
  • Colton DeWitte, Jefferson Elementary, Mankato
  • Kaia Austin, Washington Elementary, Mankato

Grade 7:

  • Basil Palm, Morristown

Grade 9:

  • Cyril Palm, Morristown

Grade 11:

  • Ambrose Palm, Morristown

Overall Champions:

  • Third place – Cyril Plam
  • Second place – Aiden Mock
  • First place – Ambrose Palm