The Prairie Chess Club was represented in the High School Division of the National K-12 Championships, held in Nashville Tennessee, May 12-14, 2017. Over 1600 players competed across seven sections. The Prairie Team competed in the largest section of the tournament with 490 players representing 79 school teams. The team of AJ Kozich (9), Trevor Ciha (11), Andre Vongpanya (11) and Regan Hodina (12) finished in 16th place among the 79 school. AJ also captured individual honors with a 10th place individual finish among the 490 player field.
The Prairie Chess Club has over 80 players from Grades 1st through 12th. The club meets Monday’s after school throughout the school year and participates in scholastic chess events throughout the year. The upcoming Prairie Chess Camp will be held July 17th – 21st this summer at Prairie.
Support for the Prairie Chess Club is provided by the College Community School District and the Prairie School Foundation. For more information on the Prairie Chess Club and the summer chess camp, visit www.chessiniowa.org.