4th Annual WKU Open Chess Tournament
Apr 12|15:05 PM

BOWLING GREEN, KY (4/12/12) – The Western Kentucky University Chess Club will host the fourth annual WKU Open Chess Tournament on April 20-22.

About 75 adults and 200 students are expected to compete in the tournament, which includes adult as well as scholastic (K-12) individual/team events. Prizes will be awarded in all events.

– The SOKY G/10 Championship will be held April 20 at WKU’s Faculty House.

– The SOKY Scholastic Chess Championship will be held April 21 at South Warren High School.

– A Friends and Family Tournament, open to all ages and skill levels, will be held April 21 at South Warren High School.

– Competition in the Open section will be held April 21-22 at WKU’s Faculty House and is awarding 21 class prizes totaling $5,000 to the top finishers.

This year in the high school section, WKU MasterMind Scholarships will be awarded. Players must be in grades 9-12 to qualify for one of the scholarships. The first-place overall winner in the high school section will receive a full tuition and fees scholarship to WKU; the second-place high school finisher will receive a $3,000 room and board scholarship; and the third-place finisher will receive a book scholarship.

Special guests for the WKU Open include Chess Grandmaster Vladimir Malakhov and Women’s Candidate Master Claudia Munoz. Malakhov will present The Correlations between the Thinking Processes of Chess of Science at 6 p.m. April 20 at Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Munoz, who is 14, will be giving a short presentation and a simultaneous chess game exhibition at 6 p.m. April 19 at the Faculty House.

Tournament information, including fees and other registration details, is available online at http://www.hilltopperchess.net.

For information about the WKU Open, contact Samuel J. Hunt at (918) 809-6278.

Source: http://surfky.com

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