Wednesday, April 26, 2006

So schools do ban chess after all

For a school that banned playing chess, Fair Haven Union High School has a pretty good chess team.

Senior Dillon Russell-Kenniston and junior Oliver Chase went 5-0 in the Vermont State Scholastic Chess Championship held April 8 in Richmond, sharing honors as the state's high school chess co-champions....

"We used to come and play all the time during study hall," said Russell-Kenniston, 18. "Then the high school banned chess. It originated with card games. The administration said they didn't want us playing cards in school. Then some teacher said if they ban card games, they should ban all games."

Wouldn't banning all games include football, baseball, volleyball, soccer, etc.?

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