Hobble Creek Elementary Chess Club won 12th place in the State Tournament and 2nd place in the District Tournament! The students were from grades Kindergarten to 6th grade. All of the students that participated from Hobble Creek Elementary earned the 2nd place trophy. Hobble Creek Chess Club has earned trophies every year starting in 2005. In 2005 as well as in 2006 we won 1st place, in 2007 we won 2nd place, in 2008 as well as 2009 we won 4th. Also in 2009 we won 7th place in the Art City Invitational. In 2010 we won 8th place and 2nd place in the Art City Invitational. We won 8th place in the Art City Invitational in 2011 and 2nd place in 2012. Mrs. Winward has been Hobble Creek Elementry’s parent chess organizer for the past 3 years and Carol Day has been a beginning chess teacher. Students from Mapleton Jr. High have also volunteered to teach chess for the Chess Club. The Chess Club has ranged from 45 students to 120 students. The Chess Club in Nebo School District was started by Mary Kay Spencer, Chad Argyle and Carol Day as a project of Nebo Gifted Children’s Association, an affiliate of Utah Association for Gifted Children and National Association for Gifted Children. If you are interested in or have questions about the Chess Club you can reach Carol Day at Hobble Creek Elementary.