Friday, August 21, 2009
Girl places in national chess contest
By Tarah Campi • Statesman Journal
August 21, 2009
Dana Hannibal, who will be a freshman at Sprague High School this fall, competed July 26-31 at the Susan Polgar National Invitational chess tournament at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
Her ninth-place finish is the highest finish by an Oregon girl in tournament history.
Dana placed third in the puzzle-solving contest, 10th in speed (blitz) chess and 10th in team chess.
The event was attended by the top 60 players in the United States, as determined by state events.