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District 191 chess tournament is Dec. 9

The annual chess tournament in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road.

The event is open to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Registration takes place from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. and the tournament wraps up around 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $19 (make out checks to Metcalf Chess Club). Participants are asked to bring a chess set along if they have one and also paper and pen for notation, lunch or money for concessions.

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Chess teams bring home hardware, including national title

Chess players from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 came back from the national scholastic chess championships with more than a few trophies, among them a first-place title for the Burnsville High School U1200 team.

The team of Chance Persons, Samantha Stadick, Mark Huttman and Nikolas Slemp won BHS’s first national chess championship, competing in the U1200 rating category. Chance, a ninth-grader, finished 9th individually, while senior Nikolas took 16th.

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