The George Rogers Clark chess team recently competed at a chess tournament held on the campus of Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Lexington. The team placed sixth in overall team standings. Henry Clay placed first, followed by Monticello and Montgomery County.
Leading the GRC team was Clay Dixon. Dixon placed third in the U-400 category followed by teammates John Dixon and Wesley Renye, who placed fourth and fifth respectively.
"The team members worked harder than I expected. Everyone between games worked on improving for the next game," Dixon said.
George Rogers Clark has fielded a chess team since 2004.
In middle school competition, Conkwright placed third in team standings behind first-place Sayre and Lexington Traditional Magnet School.
The Conkwright team was led by Aaron Barnett, who placed seventh overall in the middle school standings. Assisting Barnett in the team's third-place finish were Alan Barnett, Autumn Stevens, Brittany Conn, Nicholas DeMichelle and Steven Skaggs.