Chess students to compete Saturday
By Journal staff
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Students from throughout South Dakota will compete Saturday , Feb. 2, in the eighth annual Black Hills Scholastic Chess Tournament in Rapid City.

The tournament is open to players in grades K-12 and will be held in the Surbeck Center at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

On-site registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with the first round of play scheduled for 9 a.m.

All students will play five games. Trophies will be awarded to the top five finishers in four grade divisions and to the top three teams in each division (teams must have two players or more). In addition, city champion medals will be awarded to the top Rapid City finishers in each division. Advance registration is $9, plus U.S. Chess Federation membership.

The tournament is sponsored by the Black Hills Scholastic Chess Association and the School of Mines. It is sanctioned by the U.S. Chess Federation.

For registration information, contact Eric Abrahamson at 484-3820 or

Source: Rapid City Journal

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