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ChessCats aspire to state tourney
The Wildcat chess team got back on the winning track Wednesday,
Jan. 26, by obliterating the visiting Lake Washington squad, 4-1. The
victory followed three straight losses for the ChessCats and evened their
KingCo league record at 3-3, keeping them in the hunt for a state tournament berth.
Nate Phillips and Dan Haakenson dominated their opponents on the
second and third boards respectively, while David Ard on fourth board
and Cameron Rice on fifth board earned their first match victories of the
season. David Haakenson, playing the tough first board position, lost to
a highly ranked Lake Washington opponent.
The ChessCats have next week off and then finish the season against
the always tough Overlake. A good showing in the final match will earn
Mount Si their seventh straight state tournament invitation.
Once again, wish the team luck!