Saturday chess tournament is for K-12 students

A chess tournament Saturday in Logan, exclusively for local K-12 students, promises significant cash prizes.

Tournament Director is Bruce Bohm, a retired teacher at the South Cache Freshman Center. He said there are those interested in getting chess into the school system.

“That’s kind of our idea to help young people think logically,” says Bohm, “and make good decisions. This is one way that we can do that.”

Bohm says a friend, Warren Pugh, goes throughout the country promoting chess in schools.

“He mentioned that he had a sponsor, Cache Valley Morning Rotary, willing to finance a big chess tournament,” he continues, “and he got me motivated to do it and I have taken off from there.”

Doors open at 7:30 Saturday morning at the Logan Presbyterian church, 200 West Center. There will be a $5 onsite registration from 8-8:30 and tournament play starts at 9 a.m.

Prize money includes $75 for 1st, $45 for second and $30 for third; that’s for each grade. Prizes for each section — high school, middle school and elementary — will be $465 for 1st, $225 for second and $150 for third.

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