Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s Elementary schools met head-to-head in a chess tournament March 27 at SEPS in the sixth grade classroom of Larry Hanson. 


Sleepy Eye Public and St. Mary’s Elementary schools met head-to-head in a chess tournament March 27 at SEPS in the sixth grade classroom of Larry Hanson. 

The elementary chess clubs were started four years ago at St. Mary’s which has 18 players. Father Andy Michaels and Francis Biesanz are the coachs at St. Mary’s with Larry Hanson coaching the elementary students at the public school.

The club holds practicies and tournaments from January through March with this tournament being the final tournament.