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Teacher Sparks Chess Revival

Members of Rogers High school chess club, clockwise from far left: Alex Sipraseuth, Damon Child, David Tran, James Eckart, Riqi Silva and Klint Minnameier practice before the GSL Chess Tournament March 5 at Gonzaga Prep. (Dan Pelle)
Members of Rogers High school chess club, clockwise from far left: Alex Sipraseuth, Damon Child, David Tran, James Eckart, Riqi Silva and Klint Minnameier practice before the GSL Chess Tournament March 5 at Gonzaga Prep. (Dan Pelle)

Members of Rogers High school chess club, clockwise from far left: Alex Sipraseuth, Damon Child, David Tran, James Eckart, Riqi Silva and Klint Minnameier practice before the GSL Chess Tournament March 5 at Gonzaga Prep.

It had to be the quietest GSL championship ever. No rowdy fans chanted pep cheers. No enthusiastic parents screamed advice from the sidelines. Indeed, the only sounds were the ticking of the clock and the occasional whisper of “checkmate.”

On March 5, six teams competed in the GSL chess championship at Gonzaga Prep. While Ferris narrowly defeated Lewis and Clark, the Rogers team, which tied for fourth, was happy just to be there. That’s because after a 20-year absence, Rogers once again has a chess team. Full story. Cindy Hval, Spokesman Review

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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