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Three Dexter Elementary Students Win Inaugural Chess Tournament

Robbie Moore, Jake Middleton, and Charlie Solomon competed in the Dexter Community Education chess tournament on Dec. 1.

Submitted by Kim Covert

Robbie Moore won the K-8 section of the inaugural Dexter Community Education Scholastic Chess Tournament on Dec. 1, winning all four of his games and gaining more than 100 rating points. Playing with the black pieces in the final round, Moore beat top seed Vijay Sriram, who tied for second place with Joseph Weber and Duncan Darnell.

Jake Middleton won the K-3 section with a perfect score. Jared Ge came in second place in this section after taking a half-point bye in the first round and winning three straight games. Four players tied for third place (Alex Guo, Justin Wu, Daniel Huang, and Alexander Boyd).

In the unrated section, Charlie Solomon won first place with four wins and Dexter Chess Club member Alexander Babe tied for second place with Samantha Sutton. Sutton’s brother Kyle and Dexter Chess Club member Matthew Biggs earned trophies for finishing with the most points of all the K-2 players in the unrated section.

The tournament was directed by Jennifer Skidmore. Her next tournament will be the Friday Knight Quads at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Garden Market Café in Ann Arbor. This tournament is open to people of all ages, but the majority of participants tend to be scholastic players. More information about upcoming chess tournaments in Michigan can be found at ww2.michess.org.

The chess tournament was organized by Dexter Community Education. More information about the Dexter Chess Club and other classes offered by Dexter Community Education can be found at onlinedexter.com.

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