September 19, 2003
SLAC Hosts Youth Chess Tournament
By David Schultz
Chess players battle at the Lab-hosted event.
(Photo by David Schultz)
One hundred of the best young chess players in the Bay
Area came to SLAC on Saturday August 16 for the Las Lomitas Chess
Scholastic Swiss Sectional tournament.
The players in the day-long competition varied in age from
kindergarteners to 8th graders. They competed in five games each in
divisions that were determined by grade level.
There are very strong chess programs at many local area
elementary schools, including those in the local Las Lomitas School
District. Many of the players that were present at the tournament are
ranked in the top 100 of their age bracket in the country by the United
States Chess Federation (USCF).
The competition was very intense, especially for the older
players who by now have gotten to know each other through state and
The tournament took place in the Redwood room of the ROB,
where parents, competitors and organizers found the venue very pleasant.
For the results of the tournament,
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