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Girls chess tournament draws 40 competitors

Forty girls participated in the fourth annual all-girls chess tournament for kindergarten through eighth graders on Feb. 9. Competitors were grouped according to age and skill level. Winners were: Joy Sun, Oceana Sipila and Kailli Golden, all from Instilling Goodness Elementary in Talmage in Mendocino County; Haley Joerger and Caitlyn Carnahan from Strawberry Elementary in Santa Rosa, Katie Thurman and Jade Schottstaedt from St. Vincent de Paul Elementary in Petaluma, Maya Kull from Mary Collins Elementary in Petaluma, Katelyn Kenneally… Read More »

Girls chess tournament this weekend

An all-girls chess tournament sponsored by the local non-profit group Chess For Kids is scheduled for Saturday. Registration for the fourth annual event is still open for girls ages five to 17. All skill levels are welcome. The event will be held at 90 Ursuline Rd. Proceeds from the $20 entry fee will toward the Girls on the Run Sonoma County,  a non-profit that promotes and educates girls on healthy lifestyle choices. Advanced online registration is required to participate in… Read More »