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Chess clubs sponsoring tourney in Sterling

STERLING – The Sauk Valley Chess Club of Illinois and the Reflections Chess Club from Clinton, Iowa, will present the first Iowa/Illinois Chess Club Tournament Saturday at Sterling High School Commons, 1608 Fourth Ave.

The competition is free to 12-graders and younger. Adults can play for $5. Registration will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m., with the first round beginning at 10 a.m. Play will continue throughout the day, with awards presented about 5 p.m.

There will be a four-round team tournament, with four players per team. Teams may have alternates if there are extra players. There will be an open section for extra players, or players who would like to play individually.    

Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. Medals will be given for the top two players on each board, and for the top five players in the open section.

Contact Joel Penne with the Illinois club at or 815-622-8838, or Joe Moore with the Clinton club at 563-243-6790, for more information.

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