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Winter Chess Tournament Results

Area students participated in a Winter Chess Tournament sponsored by South Central Service Cooperative and Mankato Area Community Education/Recreation.

Twenty-seven students participated in the first annual 2012 Winter Break Chess Tournament hosted by South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) and Mankato Community Education/Recreation (CER). Students in grades K-12 from Melrose, Mankato, Northfield, St. Peter, Shakopee and Webster competed in primary, elementary, and upper divisions based on grade levels.

The Winter Break Tournament was a Swiss-style tournament in which students are not eliminated. SCSC and CER feel these tournaments foster a competitive spirit without discouraging young players from continuing to play chess. 

In the morning, lessons were offered by chess instructor Brian Combs. The afternoon was spent in tournament rounds. All players received a participation certificate. Ribbons were also awarded to students placing first through third in their grade level. Medals were awarded to first through fourth place primary, elementary and upper division champions.

For information about area chess tournaments or starting a chess club in your school or community, please contact Mary Hillmann: mhillmann@mnscsc.org or Melanie Schmidt: mschmi3@isd77.k12.mn.us.

Congratulations to the students who participated in the 2012 Winter Break Chess Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 27 hosted by South Central Service Cooperative and Mankato Community Education/Recreation at Mankato East High School.

Students were awarded by grade level and also as division champions:

Grade K:

1st – Sophia Post, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

2nd – Kepler Rademacker, Washington Elementary, Mankato

Grade 1:

1st – Jonathan Walrath, Kennedy Elementary, Mankato 

Grade 2:

1st – Samuel Verley, Rosa Parks, Mankato

2nd – Isaac Schill, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

Primary Division:

1st – Sophia Post, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

2nd (tie) – Samuel Verley, Rosa Parks, Mankato

2nd (tie) – Jonathan Walrath, Kennedy Elementary, Mankato

3rd – Isaac Schill, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

4th – Kepler Rademacker, Washington Elementary, Mankato

Grade 3:

1st (tie) – Peter Hillmann, Sibley Elementary, Northfield

1st (tie) – Katie Muggli, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato

2nd – Collin Thomas-Green, Sibley Elementary, Northfield

3rd (tie) – Griffin Post, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

3rd (tie) – Logan Lombard, Washington Elementary, Mankato

HM – Logan Glasser, Washington Elementary, Mankato

HM – Willem Nelsen, North Intermediate, St. Peter

HM – Saxon Egge, Sibley Elementary, Northfield

HM – Devin McCabe, Rosa Parks, Mankato

Grade 4:

1st – Jack Roering, Jefferson Elementary, Mankato

2nd – Connor Snay, North Intermediate, St. Peter 

Grade 5:

1st – Emil Hueper, Franklin Elementary, Mankato

2nd – Eli Gessinger, Sweeney Elementary, Shakopee

*Benny Combs, North Intermediate, St. Peter (Benny played in the upper division) 

Elementary Division:

1st – Jack Roering, Jefferson Elementary, Mankato

2nd (tie) – Emil Hueper, Franklin Elementary, Mankato

2nd (tie) – Peter Hillmann, Sibley Elementary, Northfield

2nd (tie) – Katie Muggli, Roosevelt Elementary, Mankato

3rd – Collin Thomas-Green, Sibley Elementary, Northfield

4th (tie) – Eli Gessinger, Sweeney Elementary, Shakopee

4th (tie) – Griffin Post, Hoover Elementary, Mankato

4th (tie) – Logan Lombard, Washington Elementary, Mankato

Grade 6:

1st (tie) – Connor Maday, Franklin Elementary, Mankato

1st (tie) – Mark Strand, Bridges Elementary, Mankato

2nd (tie) – Andrick Wagner, Holy Cross, Webster

2nd (tie) – Ian Muggli, Garfield Elementary, Mankato

3rd – Ethan Rittmiller, Garfield Elementary, Mankato 

Grade 8:

1st – Jackson Hillmann, Northfield Middle School 

Grade 9:

1st – Jasper Egge, Northfield High School

2nd – Kyle Nietfeld, Melrose High School 

Upper Division:

1st – Jasper Egge, Northfield High School

2nd – Jackson Hillmann, Northfield Middle School

3rd (tie) – Kyle Nietfeld, Melrose High School

3rd (tie) – Benny Combs, North Intermediate, St. Peter

4th (tie) – Connor Maday, Franklin Elementary, Mankato

4th (tie) – Mark Strand, Bridges Elementary, Mankato

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