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Results of Frosty Pawn Tournament - Jan 7

~ by James Stripes
Forty-one young chess players representing fifteen schools competed in the 4th annual Frosty Pawn tournament at Cataldo School on 7 January. In the top section, Aniketh Parlapalli finished with a perfect 5.0, taking home the top prize. Second place went to Varun Ambalavanan (4.0) who finished ahead of Mathew Wasson (4.0) on tie-breaks. A trophy for biggest upset in the section went to Seth Vandergriend.

Competition was tight in the middle section, grades K-4, with four players finishing at the top with 3.5. Tie-breaks sorted them: Olivia Hilton, first place; Ben Barrett, second place; Benjamin Johnson, third place; and in fourth place was the winner of the biggest upset, Oliver Ling.

Adrian Rooney won the K-2 section with a perfect 5.0. Second place was Tiernan Waggoner (4.0). Elijah Tobin topped a group of five players with 3.0 to take home the third place prize. The upset trophy went to Joey Maestas.

Libby won the team trophy, as they have in every Spokane area youth tournament in the 2016-2017 seson, finishing with a top-four total of 16.5. Cataldo's 12.5 made them the second place team. See picture on the Inland Chess Facebook page.

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School chess clubs meet once weekly for one hour, either before or after school. Students develop chess skills with the coach's assistance through lectures, exercises, and tournament style play. Tuition includes subscriptions to Chess Magnet School's online self study chess school and learning and play website.

Parents are encouraged to attend weekly chess club sessions, no charge.

More schools will be added as coaches become certified. If you do not see your child's school, please ask your principal to contact Inland Chess Academy.

Let us hear from schools with chess clubs so we can post your information.

Schools with Inland Chess Academy supported chess clubs
in school year 2016-2017

All Saints Catholic School ~ Jan 23 ~ FLIER winter 2017
Cataldo Catholic School ~ Jan 17 ~ FLIER winter 2017
Eagle Peak School ~ contact school office
Farwell Elementary School ~ Jan 17 ~ FLIER winter 2017
First Presbyterian Christian School ~ TBA ~ FLIER winter 2017
Freeman Elementary School ~ Jan 18 ~ FLIER winter 2017
• Freeman Middle School ~ Jan 18 ~ FLIER winter 2017
Hutton Elementary ~ contact school office
Home School Chess Club ~ Fridays 1:30 pm, NEW location TBA
Libby Center ~ Jan 6 ~ FLIER winter 2017
MEAD Home School ~ contact school office

• MEPP Home School ~ contact school office
• North Wall School ~ contact school office
NW Christian Elementary School ~ Jan 10 ~ FLIER winter 2017
Pioneer School ~ ongoing ~ FLIER autumn/winter 2017
Ramsey Elementary, CDA ~ contact school office
Roosevelt Elementary ~ TBA ~ FLIER winter 2017
Southside Christian School ~ TBA ~ FLIER winter 2017
St. Charles Catholic School ~ FLIER winter 2017
St. John Vianney Catholic School ~ Jan 23 ~ FLIER winter 2017
TEC Bryant School ~ TBD
• The Oaks ~ Jan 26 ~ FLIER winter 2017

Trinity Catholic School ~ Jan 19 ~ FLIER winter 2017
Valley Christian Elementary ~ Jan 19 ~ FLIER winter 2017

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~ Apr 4, 5, & 6 Spring Break Camp
Location: St. John Vianney Elementary School
501 North Walnut Street, Spokane Valley

Tournament Results for 2016 - 2017 School Year
Jan 7, Frosty Pawn, Cataldo, Saint Augustine Parish ~ RESULTS
Dec 29, Holiday Tournament ~ RESULTS
Dec 6, Shadle Park High School Championship ~ RESULTS
Nov 19 * Pilgrim Progress, St. Georges ~ RESULTS
Oct 22, *
Black Knight Joust, St. John Vianney
~ NW Rating update
July Summer Camp 1 day 5 round Tournament ~ RESULTS
July Summer Camp 3 round Tournament ~ RESULTS
June Summer Camp 1 day 5 round Tournament ~
June Summer Camp 3 round Tournament ~ RESULTS

Tournaments past school years: 2013~2014 ... 2014~2015 ... 2015~2016

Spokane Chess Club

Meets ever Thursday night at Gonzaga University. USCF rated events.

Employment: Coaches are needed in order for us to offer chess clubs in more schools.
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