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The WHS Chess Club started their season strong on Oct. 28 @ UNO. Pictured from left are Alex Tomjack, Andrew Wolf, Noah Polacek, Marshall Elder, and Mat Wolf.

Elder & Tomjack capture 1st place @ UNO Rated Open

Warrior Chess team prepares for Nov. 18 Great Plains Open

The Wahoo High School Chess Club opened their season on October 28 at the Rated Open at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Sophomore Marshall Elder captured the first place trophy in the Under 700 rated division. Fellow sophomore Alex Tomjack took the championship in the Under 600 rated division and broke into Wahoo High School’s all-time ratings in the tenth spot with a 485 USCF rating.

Junior Mat Wolf took third place in the Under 800 rated division, while his classmate, Noah Polacek, scored two points (one point is given for a win, and one half point for a draw) in the under 1600 rated division. Polacek did not finish in the top three, but after upsetting a 1500 rated player, Polacek increased his USCF rating, and his Wahoo High School record, from 1205 to 1233. Freshman Andrew Wolf won one match in his first USCF tournament. 

The Wahoo Chess Club will compete next at the Great Plains Open on November 18. 

The Updated Wahoo School Chess Records are listed below.

(as of November 1, 2017)

Highest USCF Rating (minimum of 5 games)

 1. Noah Polacek  1233  junior
 2. Tyler Timm  962  2016
 3. Caleb Groff  932  senior
 4. Zac Clark  802  2015
 5. Josh Johnson  742  2016
 6. Jack Maass  662  2017
 7. Mathew Wolf  603  junior
 8. Tyler Urban  588  2010
 9. Marshall Elder  485  sophomore