Hage wins big at chess tourney

Feb 01, 2013

The Smoky Mountain Chess Club had seven players in this year’s Land ‘O Sky tournament, held in Asheville. Club member Jim Hage won every game he played.

“That is a very hard thing to do,” aid Bruce Goodwin, of the Smoky Mountain Chess Club. “Jim took a bye for the Sunday morning game so he could attend church, then kept on winning. He was unrated champion, and a clear second in the rated section out of 63 players.  He joins our list of chess tournament champions.”

For information about the Smoky Mountain Chess Club, which meets at Blue Ridge Books, in Waynesville, call 648-5739.