Chess champs

Members of the Killip Elementary School K-3 chess team pose with the trophies they won at the recent Northern Arizona Chess Championships. (Courtesy photo)

The 2014 Northern Arizona Chess Championships were held on Feb. 22 at Flagstaff High School. Killip won the K-1 and K-3 team championships and Sinagua Middle School took first place in the K-6 and K-9 sections. Flagstaff High School also won the high school section. 

This tournament was a state qualifier. Seventy-six players qualified for state at this tournament. Teams came from all over Arizona, including Flagstaff, Winslow, Kingman, Chinle, Navajo Mountain and Phoenix.  

K-12 section: First place, Justin Tso, 10th grade, Coconino High School; second place, Andrew Akin, 10th grade, homeschool.

K-9 section:  First place, Tyler Long, seventh grade, Sinagua Middle School; second place, Angelo Bahee, seventh grade, SMS.

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K-6 section: first place, Denver Seaton, sixth grade, Basis; second place, Dontye Anderson, fourth grade, Killip; third place, Daniel Muscarella, fifth grade, homeschool.

K-3 section: first place, Shan Remgasany, second grade, Phoenix; second place, Jaiden Smith, third grade, Killip; third place, Gustavo Cardenas, third grade, Killip.

K-1 section: first place, Caleb Russell, first grade, Killip; second place, Skyler Boyce, first grade, Killip; third  place, Adrianna Long, first grade, Killip.

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