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The Region One State Chess Individual Qualifier was held Oct. 25 in Holbrook.
Sixty-one students from Kingman, Holbrook, Blue Ridge, Hopi, Tuba City, and Alchesay high schools competed for the 11 state spots available.
Holbrook senior Edmund Jodie jumped from 25th place to eighth and qualified for the state tournament, which will be held Nov. 15 and 16 in Tempe. Sophomore Tylor Lii’bilNaghahi, who is in his first year on the HHS team, won 12th place and will qualify as an alternate if any student cannot make it to state.
Holbrook senior Aarick Yazzie took 13th place and Justin Tapaha was 14th. In his first year on the team, sophomore Nolan Joe went from 56th place to 20th.