By Cameron Brooks
This week in chess club marked the start of the new tournament for spring, which will be the second and final tournament for the club this year. This event includes many more participants than the previous with around 20 members involved (with the rest just watching and eating lunch). The first matches occurred on the 17th of May and led to the first round of eliminations. The matches were decided on random with Sam Keeley and Shane Johnson, the founders of chess club, pulling the names randomly from a hat. The schedule was designed to have matches take place every Thursday at lunch in the library with time for unfinished matches to be continued in the next week, as the schedule left an extra week before school got out. The students who do not show up or are absent are given automatic losses unless a make up day is established to ensure that all matches can be finished before the end of the school year. By the final Thursday of the year the brackets will be completed and a chess champion will be crowned (not literally, but figuratively).