Local students win with pawns and rooks

By Neal Wagner (Contact) | Shelby County Reporter

Published Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Several Shelby County students took home prizes from the first Martin Luther King Scholastic Chess Tournament held at Kingwood Christian School Jan. 16.

Alabaster resident Wyatt Rickles came in second place in the tournament’s K-3 primary class, and Alabaster students Jacob Sherman and Andrew Collins took home third and sixth place in the novice class, respectively.

Maylene residents Russell Pierce and Nathan Arvizu placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the K-3 primary class. Helena resident Trevor Russell placed third in the same class.

Pelham resident Kemesor Mejeidu came in fourth in the K-6 bishop class, and Thanushri Srikantha took home first place in the novice class.

In the team competition, Evangel Classical Christian School, composed of Wyatt Rickles, Trevor Russell, Nathan Arvizu and Russell Pierce, won the K-3 primary class.

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