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Chess competition

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The Fellowship of the Pawns and the Catholic Central Chess Club traveled to Pittsburgh for the 2019 Future Champions Chess Challenge with six members competing, including, front row, from left, Stan Amis and Gage Walsh; and back, Coach Gary Rawson, Caleb Bier, Phillip Rawson and Michael Walsh. Matt Dervis also participated. Amis, who also is a member of the Fellowship of the Pawns Youth Chess Club, competed in the beginner section, going undefeated and winning a first-place trophy. Michael Walsh, Brooke High School, also competed in the beginner section and is a member of the Fellowship of the Pawns Chess Club. He won three out of four games, winning a sixth-place ribbon. Dervis, of Bishop John King Mussio, also a member of the Catholic Central Chess Club, and Gage Walsh, Brooke Middle School, a member of the Fellowship of the Pawns Chess Club, both competed in the advanced beginner section. Bier, a veteran chess tournament player of the Fellowship of the Pawns Chess Club, competed in the championship section. Phillip Rawson, CCHS, also is a member of both clubs. He competed in the champion section. Any student at Catholic Central High School is welcome to join the CCHS Chess Club, which meets Tuesday afternoons immediately after school. The Fellowship of the Pawns Chess Club is a community club that meets at First Westminster Presbyterian Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. All youth in the community who are interested in learning or playing chess are welcome to attend. For information, check out the club’s website at fellowshipofthepawns.wordpress.com. Coach Gary Rawson manages both teams.

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