MPH to host winter chess tournament

Manlius Pebble Hill School will host its 2011 Winter Scholastic Chess Championship Sunday Jan. 23.

Being held for the fourth consecutive year, the tournament will involve players from area school districts, including Fayetteville-Manlius, Jamesville-DeWitt, Skaneateles, Baldwinsville, Liverpool and Syracuse, as well as the Southside Charter Academy, Syracuse Hebrew Day School and MPH.

Robert Nasiff, MPH chess coach, said students from as far away as Potsdam will be participating in this year's tournament.

The MPH Winter Scholastic Chess Championship is open to all area students in kindergarten through 12th grade, whether or not they are members of a chess team. Registration will take place in the MPH dining hall from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday Jan. 23. The first game is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and play will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

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