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Boardman Glenwood completes chess tournament

May 3, 2018
The Town Crier

Boardman Glenwood Junior High School recently completed its annual seventh grade chess tournament. Approximately 250 seventh graders took part in the single elimination competition that took "gaming" back to the Medieval World. The tournament is run by seventh grade teachers Mr. Head, Mr. Basista and Mr. Cordon.

"When we begin our unit on the Middle Ages, we take time and show all of our students the basic skills of chess. Many students have never played chess before and are intimidated by the complexity of it. However, as they continue to play, they really start to enjoy the game," stated Cordon.

"Vince Iandimarino was a very well rounded player. He used his pieces very well. Spencer Ferholz's strategy was to lure other players into making mistakes. Caleb French was very aggressive right off the start and that helped him win," said Head.

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Finishers in the annual seventh grade chess tournament include third place Vince Iandimarino, school champ Caleb French, and runner-up Spencer Ferholz.

The interest in the tournament has blossomed into a new Chess Club at Glenwood Jr. High that meets twice a month, year round, and involves dozens of students.



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