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Jackson Third Graders Win Online Chess Tourney

A chess team comprised of Jackson Elementary School third graders won the America's Foundation for Chess' online Thanksgiving Tournament for playing the most games.

Students from around the U.S. participated from their home computers and played against one another. Students had the option of playing either traditional chess or a simpler version called "The Pawn Game."

As a result of their win, the school will receive a John Bain workbook, in addition to other prizes.

The chess group is led by Sandi Fessler.

The tournament was held through America's Foundation for Chess, an educational program which incorporates learning chess with academics.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
January 6, 2009