On Saturday, December 2nd, 21 players came to the Joplin Public Library to support the JPL Chess Club. 12 entered the rated section, 9 players were in the combined Unrated Open and K-12.
In the rated Open, James Long (OK) took clear 1st place with 4 wins. Christopher Talbot (MO) and Matt Hammons (MO) finished in 2nd/3rd at 3 each.
The unrated section was won by Sam Bishop (MO) in clear 1st with 4 points. In clear 2nd, at 3 points, was Mike Yohn (KS). In clear 3rd, overall, and 1st in the K-12 was 4th grader, Malachi McCleary (MO). See the link below for medal winners in both sections.
With 50% of the Open entries, the raffle proceeds, and the donation of one of the cash prizes, the event was able to raise $325 for the Joplin Public Library Chess Club.
Thank you to all the players and families that made it out to support the club and play some chess. Special thanks to the Missouri Chess Association for donating sets to the club and Tropical Smoothie Cafe for assisting with one of our door prizes. A very special thanks to Matt Hammons for his fundraising efforts and his donation of his prizes from this and his previous tourney.
Thanks also to the library, Tammie Benham and the library staff, for their assistance with the location, advertisement and setup. ... See MoreSee Less