2021 Middle School Chess State Champions

(Back row) Winston Ekstrand, John Blomer, Jacob Schoenbauer, Owen Steglich, Owen Krick, Mason Pederson, and Ryan Kennedy; (Front row) Spencer Pederson, Thomas Pritchard, Harrison Stage, and Isabelle Burtnett;
(Not Pictured) Rynaldo Mejia, Jeenal Sharma, Aiden Callenius, Kerry Crawford, Mavryk Eastman, Alec Erickson, Mitchell Kellen, Soren Leafblad, Kenny Moe, David Santos, and Coach Brian Ribnick

Congratulations to our 2021 Middle School Chess State Champions – The Nicollet Knights!

This past weekend (April 10/11), Nicollet won its first state title in chess in the history of the school.  Congratulations to the 20 participants that aided in this.

The team scorers were Rynaldo Mejia (4th place trophy), Jacob Shoenbauer (6th place trophy), Owen Steglich (11th place trophy) and Jeenal Sharma.

Other students who participated in the tournament included John Blomer, Isabelle Burtnett, Aiden Callenius, Kerry Crawford, Mavryk Eastman, Winston Ekstrand, Alec Erickson, Mitchell Kellen, Owen Krick, Soren Leafblad, Kenny Moe, Mason Pederson, Spencer Pederson, Thomas Pritchard, David Santos and Harrison Stage.

A huge shout out to Coach Ribnick for leading his teams to over 30 State and 20 National Scholastic Chess Championships!

Chess tournament overview

8 am: Registration

SCA card registration $2 (once a year renewal) for those sanctioned events

  • Lost card bin /take a picture of the card
  • New cards will be printed same day

Player tournament Fee $20

  • Location Main tournament area

9am: Rules review

  • Tournament rules
  • Host School rules

9:30am: Round 1 start

  • Number of rounds /times may change by tournament

Match listings: http://schoolchess.org

  • Player Record moves
  • If a player feels another player has questionable behavior during a round, then request an official review at that time. Once a round is final no objections will be reviewed.

End of round, students go back to team room

  • Review match recorded moves and strategize with coach /chess master

Concessions – Cash preferred

  • Multiple selection of items, bring some extra cash
  • Pop, snacks, pizza, candy, etc…

Hosting school will staff the area

Chess equipment store – cash preferred

  • Record books, tournament chess boards, extra pieces, pencils, etc.

Around 4pm: Trophy ceremony (depending on size)

  • Team and individual player awards

District Chess Tournament on Dec 9th

Original Message: Metcalf Daily Bulletin 12/05/2017

Students K-12 invited to play in district chess tournament Dec. 9. The annual chess tournament in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 for students in kindergarten through grade 12 will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, at Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road. Registration takes place from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m. and the tournament wraps up around 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $19. For more information, go to www.isd191.org or contact tournament organizer Brian Ribnick at bribnick@isd191.org