Updated: 02/16/2013 12:34:01 PM PST
The Ukiah Daily Journal
Chess Queens from the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas Instilling Goodness Elementary School prevailed at the all girls chess touranment in Santa Rosa on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Four of the nine girls in Ms. Light's Chess Club who attended won first place trophies at this 4th annual all girls chess tournament in Santa Rosa.
This year it was a benefit to support Sonoma County Girls on the Run, a nonprofit with a mission to prepare girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect.
The first place winners were: Joy Sun, grade 6; Kaili Golden, grade 5; Oceana Sipila, grade 4; and Amelia Adams, grade 2. Other Chess Queens attending and placing were: Ayled Alfaro, Nevaeh Storie, Sierra Sipila, Hailey Luong, Reina Pittman.
Chess is a game that helps improve concentration and critical thinking skills and fosters self-discipline and sportsmanship. Light has 20 girls who have joined her chess club.