Thirty-three chess players from throughout Kansas came to the Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg to compete in the 10th annual Lindsborg Open.Â Â 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.Â Â â€œJason has been a consistent winner of a number of tournaments, including our Spring Quads,â€ said Marck R. Cobb, president of the International Chess Institute of the Midwest (ICIM).Â 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.Â Â 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.Â Tom Brownscombe directed the event.
Â The next major chess event in Lindsborg will be the 2nd Intercontinental School Chess Team Championships on April 2-3.Â The international tournament will feature scholastic chess teams from St. Petersburg, Russia and Colombia, as well as teams throughout the United States.Â Additional foreign teams have been invited.Â
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