Students participate in local chess tournament

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This past weekend Life House Church held its first chess tournament. The tournament was an unrated event that was open to all chess players and run by Coach Charles Bush and Coach Darrin Rogers. The tournament had two sections, K-12 and an adult section. In the K-12 grade section, Beaufort Academy fourth grader Kendra Rogers went undefeated and won first place. Home school student Jaleel McBride placed second and Whale Branch Elementary school third grader Lucas Smith finished third. In the adult section, Beaufort Academy sixth grader Kevin Rogers, who was the only non-adult in the section, went undefeated and won first place over has father Coach Rogers. In third place was James Osborne of Beaufort. Life House Youth Chess club sponsored the event at 40 Faith Station, Beaufort, SC, 29906.

Jamar Knight, 9, plays Stone Pham, 5. Pham won this hard-played game.
Jamar Knight, 9, plays Stone Pham, 5. Pham won this hard-played game.