1/4/2011

Thirty-three chess players from throughout Kansas came to the Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg to compete in the 10th annual Lindsborg Open.   The Lindsborg Open has been called the Kansas Christmas tournament because of its close proximity to Christmas.

Jason Wawrzaszek, a chess Expert from Wichita, narrowly won 1st place with 4.5 points out of a possible five.   “Jason has been a consistent winner of a number of tournaments, including our Spring Quads,” said Marck R. Cobb, president of the International Chess Institute of the Midwest (ICIM).  ICIM owns and operates the Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg, Kansas.

Peter Bradshaw, Concordia; Lyle Taylor, Pratt; Gabriel and Hannah R. Purdy, Oxford, Kansas tied for 2nd place with 4.0 points, each.   Gabriel and Hannah Purdy are both members of the well-known Purdy Home School chess team that often competes and wins scholastic chess team events.  Tom Brownscombe directed the event.

 The next major chess event in Lindsborg will be the 2nd Intercontinental School Chess Team Championships on April 2-3.  The international tournament will feature scholastic chess teams from St. Petersburg, Russia and Colombia, as well as teams throughout the United States.  Additional foreign teams have been invited. 




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