Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thurston Chess Tournament

King chess players are invited to play in the 7th Annual Thurston
School Chess Tournament on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Open to chess
players in grades K-8 and directed by Ray Garrison, who teaches at
King and other local schools. This nearby tournament is an excellent
opportunity for families to experience their first kids chess
tournament, as well as to practice for the statewide team tournaments
in February (where King has won several state championships in recent
years). There are four sections based on age and chess level, with
afternoon sessions for newer players and all-day sessions for more
experienced players. All players receive a participation certificate.
Fees range from $6-15, with all profits to the Thurston PTO. Space is
limited and pre-registration is required. Visit www.ThurstonChess.com
for more information and registration options. Contact King parent
Jeff Alson at jeffalson@sbcglobal.net or 663-6326 with any questions.