Chess tournament slated


CLINTON — Prince of Peace Catholic School’s Chess Club will host a student chess tournament called the “Advent Gambit” at the school, 312 S. Fourth St. on Dec. 8. Students in kindergarten through 12th grades are invited to compete in their respective age brackets beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The “Advent Gambit” is one of four tournaments hosted by Prince of Peace Catholic School Chess Club, led by Katharine Atkinson, Prince of Peace high school science teacher. This December tournament began in 2007 and historically attracts 20-30 students from Moline, Ill., and Wilton, Davenport, Goose Lake, Camanche and Clinton, Iowa, among many other cities.
“The ‘big’ tournament is in February, our ‘Mardi Gras Gambit’ on Feb. 9, 2013.  This is when most of the sports teams are on break and students are a little stir crazy.  We tend to have the most ferocious competition at that one,” shares Atkinson. “Our tournaments have inspired All Saints Catholic School in Davenport to sponsor two new tournaments this year – ‘The St. Patrick’s Gambit’ tournament in March and a November tournament.”
Chess enthusiasts from all schools are welcome to join Prince of Peace for a day of chess.  More information is at

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