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Posted on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 : 1:47 p.m.

Thurston Elementary Chess Tournament allows students to challenge other students

By Ann Dwyer

Students will have their chance to go head-to-head against other students at the 10th Annual Thurston Elementary Chess Tournament on Saturday.


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There will be half- and full-day sessions. Half-day sessions are available for students from kindergarten to fifth grade who are novice or casual players. Full-day sessions feature an "Elementary Open," open to all experienced players in grades kindergarten through fifth. There will also be a USCF-rated section open to all experienced chess players through eighth grade. This section requires USCF membership, which can be purchased at the tournament or at

Chess sets will be provided for the half-day kindergartners. All other players should bring a board and pieces. Players in the full-day section should bring clocks if possible. Chess supplies (sets, clocks, software, etc) will be available for sale.

Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (see website for exact times for each round). $7-16 depending on full day or half day. Discounts for early registration. Thurston Elementary is located at 2300 Prairie, Ann Arbor. 734-994-1970.



Wed, Jan 23, 2013 : 3:44 a.m.

I play chess with my co-worker every night. Chess is the best game ever.