SM North Chess Club places in year’s first tournament

SM North Chess Club students with their awards.
SM North Chess Club members  (L-R) Matthew Webb, Ben Harrison and Jacob Swearingen with their awards.

The SM North Chess Club brought home the third place trophy at their first tournament of the year.

The students competed last weekend in a tournament at Christ the King School in Topeka last weekend. In addition to the team win, three individuals won medals: Matthew Webb, Jacob Swearingen and Samantha Starr.

Students who participated also included Lucas Berger, Jon-Michael Smith, Hayden Smith, Lizzie Fischer, Brendan Howell and Ben Harrison.

This is the second year the chess club has been competing. The next tournament is Oct. 26 in Blue Valley.