Flagstaff’s Killip Elementary School wins chess national co-championship title

| May 24, 2017

By Katherine Locke • Navajo-Hopi Observer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Killip Elementary School’s chess club brought home a title of national co-champions for one of the five teams that Killip sent to the Super Nationals in Tennessee May 11-15.

In all, Killip sent 41 players to the tournament. The last time Killip sent players to the tournament, they placed third.

More than 5,500 competed in the championship and Killip players competed against more than 1,600 of them representing 272 teams.

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