Results (Grade K-3 section):
Dawson 3.0 (2 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws)
Matthew 1.0 (0 wins, 4 losses, 2 draws)
Matthew is especially to be congratulated for one of his draws. Outnumbered at the end, his opponent with a king, queen and bishop while Matthew only had a bare king, he bravely resisted for 50 moves while a tournament director kept count. At the end of the 50 moves, his opponent unable to close the deal, Matt was awarded the draw by the TD. Afterward, Matt told us "I decided I wasn't going to let him take my King!"
Here's Matt bringing out his bishop.
Matt arguing something with a tournament director in Round 5. I never found out what the fuss was all about!
Dawson during his Round 6 game, which later ended in a draw after he "swindled" his opponent into losing her queen
in a K+Q vs K endgame.
The tournament venue, an old gymnasium converted into a community center.
Although they didn't win a trophy, they each earned a chess medal from Mom & Dad for their good sportsmanship.