SD Championship

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The SD Championship was closed to SD residents and held in Sioux Falls on October 15 and 16 in the club room of the Hy Vee off Minnesota Avenue and 37th Street. Visit for details.

Rapid City hosted the 2013 South Dakota Championship at LaQuinta Inn & Suites

2013 Championship Trophies

Trophies provided by Black Hills Laser Design

Jerry John Casteel III of Rapid City won the SDCA Championship  with a perfect score of 5-0.  Jerry passed off the Jr. Championship Trophy to Joshia Marks of Batesland who was the first runner up under 19 years of age in the tournament.  Twenty participants from around the state played in the five round contest that started on National Chess Day, October 12th and concluded on Sunday the 13th.

Lyle Hanson of Rapid City is the 2014 Chess Champion of South Dakota!

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Sandor Kustar of Murdo successfully defended his title of state champion for other year with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2012 SD State Closed Tournament. Destiny Jorenby of Brookings won her first Junior Championship at the Closed with a record of 3-2.The tournament that was closed to only state residents, and drew 23 players from across South Dakota that played a total of 52 games in five rounds over the weekend of October 13-14.Sandor Kustar at the board searching for his next move.

The South Dakota Chess Association (SDCA) holds the state championship each year to determine the State Champion (best over all performance) and Jr. Champ (best performance of the players age 19 or younger) in a swiss system tournament.

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