MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – Meridian High School hosted the Wildcat Clash chess tournament on Saturday.
Chess enthusiasts from as far away as Florida came to Meridian on Saturday to participate in the MHS Wildcat Clash Chess Tournament.
Players aged 6 and up competed for prizes and to improve their chess ranking.
“Combined school chess competition and we have divisions that are open to the public of all ages, which is the beautiful thing about chess is that it has no age. When you get into the game and you get out of your learning years, there is a number that you call your chess rating. And as you progress in your chess career, you actually play your chess tournaments according to your ranking, not according to your age. We had a family that came from Florida, a family of five there. But four of them are playing today, and that’s the really fun part of chess that you can make it a family affair,” said Mississippi Chess Players Association Vice President Beth Thrasher.
JROTC Captain Samierra Steward joined the rest of the MHS JROTC “I’m just here to help out because we host chess, I just love seeing the kids and just playing competitively and I thought it was a great game. opportunities have been created for all of them.” said Steward.
Copyright 2023 WTOK. All rights reserved.