Rook takes knight for science at CCC

| January 29, 2019

Hailey Willie, 7, (right), watches Kassidy Holgate, 5, both from Navajo Mountain, prepare to make a move during a practice session before the second round of the fifth annual All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Courtesy photo.

By Coconino Community College

FLAGSTAFF — Shantia Nez, 12, seventh-grader from Kaibeto Boarding School, concentrated on her opponent’s move.

Bishop overpowered pawn.

“I like the curiosity of what’s going to happen next,” Nez said.

Nez was one of more than 70 players at the fifth annual Flagstaff All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament was an opportunity for girls and women across northern Arizona to test their chess skills and learn about the importance of women and minorities being involved in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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