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MiraCosta College to Host Oceanside Schools’ Chess Tournament

Oceanside CA— Nearly 200 elementary, middle and high school students will converge on MiraCosta College for the Oceanside Unified School District’s annual chess tournament May 13.

“It’s a good time for the kids and a great opportunity to show off our campus,” said Scott Fallstrom, a MiraCosta College mathematics instructor who also serves as faculty director for the Math Learning Center at the Oceanside Campus.

Each school will bring a team of 10 members and an alternate.

The event gets under way at 8:15 a.m. with the arrival of teams from throughout the Oceanside district. Team competition is set to start at 9 a.m., with individual competition tentatively set to begin around 11 a.m. The tournament, in which MiraCosta College Chess Club members will serve as judges, is scheduled to end at 12:30 p.m.

The chess tournament is the latest in a series of cooperative agreements between MiraCosta College and the Oceanside Unified School District. MiraCosta College and Oceanside Unified, for example, team up on a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), which is designed to enable more students to succeed in middle and secondary school and become eligible for colleges and universities.