Ashland kid takes prize in chess tourney

Seven members of the Chess Club from Ashland Middle School and one third-grader from Bellview School, coached by Rick Shaw, participated in a regional Medford Scholastic Chess Tournament held last Saturday at North Medford High School. Contestants each played five games and were judged by their overall score, performance and individual progress. In category K-5 Jason Farrell took second place after winning four games. Sam Jackson took seventh place in the 6th- to 12th-grade catagory. From left clockwise: Jason Farrell, Brandon Vaughn, Sam Jackson, Connor Frol, coach Rick Shaw, Lora Pena, Ben Jackson, Jacob Lawrence-Throp and Andrew Danielson.

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