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April 4, 2014

Sequoyah Schools and Woodall Public Schools set chess tourney

TAHLEQUAH — Sequoyah Schools and Woodall Public Schools will present the Cherokee Nation Scholastic Chess Open tournament Saturday, April 26. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Woodall PTO and will be held at Sequoyah High School.

All chess players in grades K-12 are welcome to compete. Registration will open at 9 a.m. and the registration fee is $10 per player if received by Monday, April 21 or $15 at the door.  

Trophies will be awarded to the first- and second-place teams and top three individuals in each of four sections. Individual players accumulating 3 or more points in five rounds will receive medals. All sections will be rated using the Chess Express Rating Service.   

“Research shows chess is an important adjunct to a school’s regular curriculum. It promotes higher level thinking skills, self confidence, critical thinking, sportsmanship, mathematical ability, and problem solving,” said Dr. Geary Don Crofford, Woodall chess club sponsor.

For more information on the tournament or to receive a tournament entry form, contact Crofford at Woodall School at (918) 456-1581 or (918) 931-2538 or www.woodall.k12.ok.us. The website for the Oklahoma Scholastic Chess Organization is http://www.okschess.org.

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