Scholastic Chess Players Compete in Final Event of the 2017-18 Season

Iowa scholastic chess players competed in the final scholastic tournament of the 2017-2018 year. The 2018 Iowa K-12 Scholastic Open Championship and the K-8, K-5, and K-3 Section Championships were held April 14, 2018 at Prairie Pointe Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ​A total of 55 players competed in this annual event. This tournament has four sections, K-12, K-8, K-5, and K-3. Players can “play up” meaning a third grader could play in the K-5 section. As a result of this option, the winner the of K-5 section is not necessarily the best 5th grader in the tournament. The best 5th grader may have participated in the K-8 section. Of course, a 5th grader can’t “play down” by playing in

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