BATTLE RISING: Students gather at Battle High School for chess tournament

Sunday, March 2, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Chess players from kindergarten to high school age gathered at Battle High School for the Missouri Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament on Saturday. The high school division of the tournament was played in four rounds, limited to an hour in duration.

COLUMBIA — The tournament hall was quiet.

Crossroads College Preparatory School chess player Benton Birch leaned back in his chair and contemplated his next move in the high school division at the Missouri Scholastic Championship Chess Tournament.

Chess players from across the state gathered at Battle High School on Saturday to compete in the tournament, with players' ages ranging from kindergarten to high school. About 500 players attended.

Supervising editor is Peter Marek.

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