r By Bret Elzinga
The Elementary State Chess Tournament will be held at Brigham Young University this year. On March 18, young chess players from all over the state of Utah will join together to challenge each other. Several hundred players are expected, from nearly 100 schools. Dozens will bring home trophies after playing six games with others in their own grade. The event is being presented in collaboration with the BYU Chess Club. Registration is open to all kindergarten through sixth-grade students; no qualifying meet is required. To register, go to utahchess.com and click on Tournaments.