SouthCarolina chess champs

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At the 2011 National Youth Chess tournament (east) in Miami, local chess players Jack McDougall (at left above) and Kevin Rogers (right) played their hearts out to place nationally. Jack, a first grader at Beaufort Academy, placed 12th in the nation. Kevin, a third grader also at Beaufort Academy, placed ninth in the nation. Both boys had the highest score for their team. The BA team was National Champion runner-up, missing the national title by only 3 points. These young men have shown the nation that South Carolina is a chess state.