Monday, March 26, 2012
132 girls compete in chess in Queen's Quest
132 girls compete in chess in Washington State
From Jill Keto
We had a WONDERFUL weekend at our 10th annual Queen's Quest all-girls tournament at Medina Elementary, in Bellevue, WA.
Our top girl, Mara Kramer, earned a $300 chess scholarship for furthering her chess education or to go to Nationals. Next year we are going to do a $1000 scholarship to encourage girls to attend Nationals.
Seattle Times did a photo essay, and it was also featured in the Sunday Seattle Times print version. Here is the link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2017834135_allgirlschesstournament.html
I can't tell you how good if felt on Saturday,the little girls so happy and so grateful. Queen's Quest boosts their passion for chess, and in many cases, convinces them to keep playing rather than giving up the sport.