Beaufort News

Local chess players win state championships

Chess players from Hilton Head Island won two of three state titles at the S.C. Chess Championships.

Rade Muslin won the amateur section with a perfect score of five wins. Muslin is the former state high school champion and is a student at Lander University.

Michael Kruse was also undefeated and won the reserve section with a score of 4.5. Kruse is the owner of ChesSmart and a scholastic chess teacher.

The Hilton Head Chess Club meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Details: