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54c10dffb41efThe Wahoo Elementary Chess Club brought home three trophies from their first meet at North American Martyrs in Lincoln on Jan. 17.
The Wahoo Elementary Chess Club brought home three trophies from their first meet at North American Martyrs in Lincoln on Jan. 17.

Elementary Chess Club captures 3 trophies @ North American Martyrs

Stebbing takes 2nd, Harris/DuBois take 3rd at team's first meet!

The Wahoo Elementary Chess Club students made the most of their first meet of the year by capturing one second place trophy and two third place trophies at the Jan. 17 North American Martyrs’ meet in Lincoln. 

Players are grouped into sections of eight to ten players in beginner, novice, or experienced classes.

Third grader Jesse Stebbing led the Wahoo effort with a second place finish in his first tournament. Gabe Harris and Sam DuBois both won third place trophies for Wahoo. Other students competing for the elementary included Logan Scott (5th place), Seth Obert, Allison Nelson, and Anthony Rowe. Sean Rowe was the lone middle school student playing in the meet.

“It was great to see so many students having success and fun in their first tournament,” said Wahoo Chess Club Sponsor Larry Fangman.

The next meet for the high school chess club is Jan. 24 at a United States Chess Federation (USCF) meet at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The elementary and middle school club members will compete at St. Patricks in Elkhorn on Jan. 31.

Elementary Chess Club captures 3 trophies @ North American Martyrs

Sue DuBoiscrazyzoolady_29@hotmail.comWahoo MethodistAddministrative Assistant

Jan 30, 2015

Great Job Chess Team!!! There were actually two Middle School Students in the tournament. Sam DuBois is in 6th Grade and placed third. Also the Allison listed as Allison Nelson is actually Allison DuBois, who is in Mrs. Nelsons third grade class!