Local students to compete in chess tourney
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The Hillsboro Argus

Chess for Success will host Oregon’s largest scholastic chess tournament Friday and Saturday at the Oregon Convention Center.

Students from W.L. Henry, Lincoln Street and Patterson elementary schools will be among more than 500 students competing to be ‘king or queen of the boards.’

Students at all levels – elementary, middle and high school – will come together for team and individual competition. Of the 60 schools participating, 19 are Chess for Success schools.

Play begins at 9 a.m. on both days.

Chess for Success is not just a chess program looking for the next Bobby Fischer. It is a leading education organization for K-8th-grade students in Oregon and Southwest Washington that uses the game of chess to help kids become smarter and self-confident.

For nearly 20 years, Chess for Success has helped thousands of students in low-income schools succeed in the classroom and in life. Chess for Success is addressing two community needs: closing the achievement gap for low-income and minority students; and preparing students to be a successful part of tomorrow’s global workforce.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com

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