Century Chess Club Pushes Hard at State

The Century chess club gave it all they had in the 2012 Minnesota State Chess Association state tournment but just fell short in the final round of attaining a trophy. Century settled for sixth place of 18 teams after going into the round in fifth place.

Participating at state were Michael Ekker, Enoc Tan, Gregory Nathan, Henry Newschutz, Ted Woolner, and Rory Li. The team had a total of 12 points 0.5 points behind the fifth place Rochester Lourdes team.

See more photos at the Century Chess article.

For coach, chess is more than a game

Posted: Apr 05, 2012, 8:27 am
By Edie Grossfield
The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
The chess program in the Newcomer Center at Willow Creek Middle School is known for its success in helping immigrant students learn English, make friends and adjust to school life in Rochester.A key reason for its success is Jim Huerter. The paraprofessional and chess expert, who has worked in the Newcomer Center for about six years, teaches kids more than just excellent chess skills. He uses his passion for the game to teach patience, responsibility, focus and grace.

read more at the Post-Bulletin website.