Friday, November 9, 2012

Seventh grader outshines adult competitors

Age isn’t a factor for William Shuford, a seventh grader at Charlotte Preparatory School who placed higher than his adult competitors at the 39th Annual Lipkin-Pfefferkorn Open adult chess tournament.

At the Charlotte event, held Oct. 26-28, William, 13, placed first in two divisions and tied for second in another.

For his wins, William received a $250 prize. He ranks in the 73rd percentile among U.S. Chess Federation rated junior players and in the 59th percentile among all players rated in North Carolina.

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Photo: Courtesy of David Long.