Sherwood Elementary showcases ‘Bring Your Own Chess Set Day’

Fourth grader Spencer Butisbauch and third grader Kaden Collinridge. (Photos by Char Blankenship)

Kindergartener Austin Whalen and David Danyo from the K-1 class play with oversized chess pieces.

First graders Grant Oliver and Cooper Knighten.

Wednesday was “Bring Your Own Chess Set Day” for the Sherwood Elementary Chess Club, and participants took full advantage with everything from Nintendo to Harry Potter replacing the standard sets.

The Sherwood Chess Club, by the way, is a labor of love for Edmonds City Councilmember Lora Petso, who started the club 21 years ago.

Third grader Ridley Ridgeway.

“I can’t recall why we started,” Petso said. “Back in the old days, we’d take kids to compete at State and Nationals. We’ve had individual and team State Champions, and we had a team win Nationals once. These days, however, it’s mostly just for fun.”

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  1. We love Chess Club in our house and are so grateful to Lora and Colin for their ongoing dedication to the program.

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