chess tourney

Posted 11/6/19

Locals competed in a battle of the minds at the 24th Annual Bradley County Chess Tournament this past Saturday.  

Tournament organizer and Cleveland Middle School chess club …

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Locals competed in a battle of the minds at the 24th Annual Bradley County Chess Tournament this past Saturday.  
Tournament organizer and Cleveland Middle School chess club sponsor Tim Sams has been overseeing the tournament for the past 12+ years.
The event, hosted at Cleveland Middle School, had three divisions: K-sixth grade, seventh through 12th grade and adults. 
Only residents of Bradley County are permitted to compete in the adult division while the younger division are open to anyone.  Six schools were represented including the host school, CMS, and two homeschoolers. The tournament consists of four rounds and winners going on to compete against other winners and so on.
After four rounds of play in the adult division, Michael Meylan (a first-time competitor), Matthew Rodante (CMS teacher and chess sponsor) and David Hewitt were all tied at three points apiece (each had three wins and one loss). 
On the algorithm which ranks strength of wins, Hewitt won first place for the second consecutive year.  Rodante came in second, and Meylan took home the third-place trophy.
The secondary division was the largest with 26 students competing.  After four rounds the Cagle brothers, Joseph and Jonathan, were the only players who won each match.  Joseph took the first-place trophy and Jonathan second.  Cameron Achata, also undefeated with three wins and a draw, won third-place honors.
In the K-6th grade division, Isaiah Rodante was the only player to win all four matches to earn first-place honors.  Grant Alling came in second place, and Ephram Kyle won the third-place trophy. 
Bank of Cleveland has sponsored this event for all of its 24 years.
 

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