A K-12 chess tournament will be held this Friday at the YMCA, organized by a Sheridan student looking to create a chess following in the area.
14-year-old Daniel Konevitch moved from Iowa with his family last year where he competed in chess tournaments year-round. He tells us about Friday's event.
Konevitch and his two younger brothers, Sam and Silas, participated in the Y's two-month chess program held this winter. The Y Chess club is open to ages 8 to 16.
Along with organizing community tournaments, Konevitch hopes to bring the Wyoming high school championships to Sheridan. Winners move on to the national tournament which is this August in Washington. Based on interest from year to year, the tournament can be held in which ever town wants it.
Cost for Friday's tournament will be $7 if you preregister or $10 at the door. Up to 26 players can compete. To sign up or find out more, contact Konevitch at 515-468-8620 or through his Facebook page (Daniel Konevitch Jr).