The SD Championship was closed to SD residents and held in Sioux Falls on October 28th-29th in the club room of the Hy-Vee off Minnesota Avenue and 37th Street.

Nels Truelson successfully defended his title as SD Chess Champ winning 4.5 out of 5.

See the USCF crosstables. Read Taylor's Take on the craziness in his blog

Look at the photos. Review the games.

Clear winners:
Nels - State Champ
Kyle Hammond - Under 1800
Arthur Tao - Under 1600
Noah Johnson - Under 1200

Under 1400 3 way tie:
Hansen, Mark
Jill Likens
Dylan Steinwand

Arthur and Noah tied for State Jr. Champion.