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The Warrior Chess Team took 3rd place at the Nov. 22 tournament at Omaha Central. Pictured from left: Zach Clark, Dalton Rademaker, Cole Talbert, Tyler Timm and Paula McCall.

2014-15 Warrior Chess Team takes 3rd place at Omaha Central tournament

Rademaker leads the charge, taking 1st place with 5 wins & 1 loss!

There are no shoulder pads, but make no mistake about it: when you play chess, you do so at your own risk! As Marcel Duchamp once stated: "Chess is a sport. A violent sport" . . . and Wahoo High School competes with Nebraska's top dogs!

The WHS Chess Team captured third place (behind first place Omaha Skutt and second place Creighton Prep) at the Omaha Central Chess Tournament on Sat., Nov. 22!

Players earn one point for the team with a victory and a half point for a draw. All the Wahoo members contributed points to the team’s effort.

WHS senior Dalton Rademaker led Wahoo by taking first place with a record of five wins and one loss.

WHS senior Zach Clark won four matches, lost two, and tied one, while WHS juniors Tyler Timm and Cole Talbert won three matches each. WHS sophomore Paula McCall completed the Wahoo High School roster.

"The team showed balance with a lot of players winning games,” commented Chess Club Coach Larry Fangman. “Cole, Tyler, and Zach were all only one win away from medaling in their groups. The players were excited to get a team trophy while competing against a number of Class A schools!"

Riley Maldaner and Sam DuBois competed for Wahoo Middle School.

The high school chess club will play next at the USCF Nebraska State Chess Association Tournament at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on December 17. Elementary chess will start after Christmas break, ant the next middle school meet and the first elementary meet will be the Polar Bear at North American Martyrs on January 17. 

Congratulations Warrior Chess on an awesome performance, and good look at the State Tourney!

 

2014-15 Warrior Chess Team takes 3rd place at Omaha Central tournament

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