Checkmate: About 85 youths participate in chess tournament
Times staff report • January 26, 2009
St. Cloud Times, MN

WAITE PARK — About 85 students from 37 schools competed in the 2009 Regional Chess Tournament on Saturday at Discovery Community School.

The event was sponsored by Resource Training & Solutions and St. Cloud school district.

Students competed in grade groups and three divisions: Castle, Queen and King.

The winners are:

Kindergarten — second grade

Castle Division: first, Tanner Weyer, Meadowvale Elementary in Elk River, kindergarten; second, Megan Bettendorf, home school, second grade; third, Ethan O’Hara, Lincoln Elementary in Elk River, second grade; fourth, Zachary Lindstrom, STRIDE Academy, kindergarten.

Queen Division: first, Armando Thull, Westwood Elementary, second grade; second, Zachery Raveling, Cambridge-Isanti Intermediate, first grade; Evan Flores, Oak Ridge Elementary, kindergarten; Connor Lorbiecke, St. Andrew, second grade.

King Division: first, Matthew Lindstrom, STRIDE Academy, second grade; Sean Kurvers, Pine Meadow Elementary, second grade; third, John Byun, Oak Hill Community, first grade.

Third-fourth grade

Castle Division: first, Jonathan Oleson, Pine Meadow Elementary, fourth grade; second, Josh Maricle-Roberts, Kennedy Community, fourth grade; third, Tyler Mosby, St. Michael Elementary, fourth grade; fourth, Freedom Martin, Lincoln Elementary, third grade.

Here are the full standings.

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