The chess club makes history again: flagship coshocton today
Last year, for the first time ever, the Ridgewood Chess Club‘s Spring Open final was between two siblings who battled it out for the right to have their names on the club’s coveted plaque. of chess. Brothers Noah and Jadon Smolder starred in the championship match, with Jadon becoming the eventual 2021 champion.
For the second year in a row, two siblings took part in the championship game. This year’s 2022 championship match was between a brother and sister. Fourth- and fifth-year champion Jayvn Gress played sixth- and seventh-year champion Gauge Gress in a three-game best-of-three series that determined the club’s spring opener champion. chess. The little sister defeated her big brother to become the second girl in 31 years to win the title of Spring Tournament Champion and have her name engraved on the plaque.
The results of the Spring Open Chess Tournament were as follows: High School Division: Champion Dakota Kealiher, second place Julia Geer and third place Raiden Medley; sixth and seventh grade division: Champion Gauge Gress, second place Jadon Smoulder, third place Jacob Blackwell, fourth place Beau Hardesty and fifth place Bradley Cottrell; and fourth and fifth year division: Champion Jayvn Gress, second place Noah Smoulder, third place Kendal Myers, fourth place Grady Alan and fifth place Rilyn Cottrell.