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Photo courtesy of The Columbian/Adam Littman – The La Center High School Chess Team competed in the State Championship this weekend in Issaquah, Washington.  The team finished 13th overall.  Timm DiStefano, Chess Team Advisor, is proud of the team’s hard work and dedication, which lead to great improvements this year.  The team is looking forward to returning to State competition in 2016. The team was recently featured in an article for The Columbian.  

Player stats for the state tournament are as follows:
Varsity 5: 
1- Chase Jamieson- 4 wins 1 loss (only loss was against a top 20 ranked WA player) (4 pts)
2- Allen Smith- 3 wins 2 losses (3 pts)
3- Aidan Hancuff- 1 win 1 draw 3 losses (1.5 pts)
4- Cody Maitland- 2 wins 1 draw 2 losses (2.5 pts)
5- Scott Brightbill- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Total pts: 13

Reserve Tournament (Individual tournament):
Brad Hendrickson- 4 wins 1 losses (4 pts) (placed 3rd)
Hagen DeSean- 3 wins 2 losses (3 pts)
Dustin Dennis- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Calvin Tetzlaff- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Larsen Winger- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Colton Tetzlaff- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Thomas Dreyer- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Timothy Smith- 2 wins 3 losses (2 pts)
Jack Gatter- 1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses (1.5 pts)
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