Check Mate


The School City of Hobart sent 5 teams, a total of 20 students, downstate to Martinsville, Indiana to represent the Hobart Chess Team in the Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team State Championships.  This is a qualifying event, with some of the best of the best in the state playing 5 rounds of chess throughout the day.  All teams performed well in their divisions – one high school team in 12 U consisting of Jeffrey, Jacob, and Daniel; two 8th grade teams in 8U; and two 6th grade teams in 6U.  As usual, the tournament consisted of 5 rounds lasting about 8 hours.  Our Brickies displayed true grit, determination, focus, and talent and showed the state that Hobart came to play and leave their mark.