Rose participated in the K-3 section of LINC's Girls' Chess Tournament today. She came in fifth out of 45 girls. Not bad for a first-grader! She's holding her little trophy in the picture. There were about 100 girls total at this event.
If you're in the Kansas City area, and you're looking for free beginner tournaments for your scholastic player, you should check them out and like them on facebook. They even provide lunch at their full-day tournaments.