More than 100 VT Kids to Compete in Chess Tournament

By Kristen Tripodi , Joe Gullo

Published 04/18 2014 03:28PM

Updated 04/19 2014 10:31AM

SHELBURNE, Vt. - More than 100 kids from all over the state will play chess. It's all a part of the 27th annual Vermont Scholastic Chess Championships.

Organizers say the game is a great way for children to sharpen thier intellectual skills.

FOX 44 and ABC 22 caught up with two boys who are participating for the first time this year. Hunter Norton and Jacobi Lafferty are best friends and they say  they love playing the game together.

"I like everything about chess," Norton said.

"I've played so many games its hard to know, but I'm the best chess player in my family so usually I win most of the games I play," Lafferty said.

There are no eliminations at the tournament. All players compete in every round and accumulate points. Trophies are awarded to the top five players in all grade levels from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The tournament is a chance for players of all skill levels to compete. 

The tournament is tomorrow in Berlin, Vt. at the elementary school. The competition kicks off at 10 a.m.

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