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2011 Split Rock Scholastic Results


Chess Tournament
A National Chess Day Event!
October 08, 2011


The 2011 version of the Split Rock Scholastic Chess Tournament held at the Garretson School in Garretson, SD, featured 68 scholastic chess players playing in four sections (K-3, K-5, K-8, and K-12). The 4th Annual Split Rock tournament was sponsored by the Sioux Empire Chess Foundation, and hosted by the Garretson Elementary School Chess Club. Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky served as the Tournament Director, WGM Kamile Baginskaite assisted, and Garretson ES Chess Club Coach Bob Boland assisted them and served as emcee for the event. Trophies were available to the top seven players in the K-3, K-5, and K-8 sections (team trophies to top five), and to the top five players in the K-12 section (team trophies to top three).

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2010 Split Rock Scholastic Results

2010 Split Rock Scholastic
Chess Tournament
A National Chess Day Event!
October 09, 2010


Results


In a week that was capped off by record high temperatures in Southeast South Dakota, the kick-off chess event of the 2010-11 scholastic chess season, the 2010 Split Rock Scholastic held in Garretson, South Dakota, was the “hot” place to be for SD scholastic chess players celebrating 2010’s National Chess Day in the United States.


The 2010 version of the Split Rock Scholastic Chess Tournament held at the Garretson School in Garretson, SD, featured 91 scholastic chess players playing in four sections (K-3, K-5, K-8, and K-12), and one fire-breathing dragon playing his Dragon Variation in a section all to himself! The 3rd Annual Split Rock tournament was sponsored by the Sioux Empire Chess Foundation, and hosted by the Garretson Elementary School Chess Club. Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky served as the Tournament Director, John Flores served as the Assistant Tournament Director, and Garretson ES Chess Club Coach Bob Boland assisted them and served as emcee for the event. Trophies were available to the top seven players in the K-3, K-5, and K-8 sections (team trophies to top five), and to the top five players in the K-12 section (team trophies to top three).

 

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2008 Split Rock Scholastic Results

 

Scholastic Player about to make a move

 

On Saturday, October 11, 2008, the 2008 Split Rock Scholastic Chess Tournament was held at the Garretson School in Garretson, SD. 58 scholastic chess players in grades K-12 registered to play in the tournament which was sponsored by the Sioux Empire Chess Foundation,
and hosted by the Garretson Elementary School Chess Club. National Master Nels Truelson served as the Tournament Director, and Garretson ES Chess Club Advisor Bob Boland assisted him and served as the emcee for the event. Special guests included Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky, and his wife, (WGM) Woman Grandmaster, Camilla Baginskaite.

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2009 Split Rock Scholastic Results

On Saturday, October 10, 2009, the 2009 Split Rock Scholastic Chess Tournament was held at the Garretson School in Garretson, SD. 77 scholastic chess players in grades K-12 registered to play in the tournament which was sponsored by the Sioux Empire Chess Foundation, and hosted by the Garretson Elementary School Chess Club. Grandmaster Alex Yermolinsky served as the Tournament Director, John Flores served as the Assistant Tournament Director, and Garretson ES Chess Club Coach Bob Boland assisted them and served as emcee for the event. The five-round swiss system tournament (four rounds in the K-12 section) featured four sections (K-3, K-5, K-8, and K-12) with trophies being awarded to the top five individuals and teams in each section.

 

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