Hannibal Free Public Library's Chess Tournament was played May 7th.

Hannibal Free Public Library's Chess Tournament was played May 7th.

Twenty-five spectators watched the eight juniors and 10 seniors compete over several rounds.

John Nealy Thomas of Warsaw, Ill., took the trophy for the Junior Division. Gary Blickhan of Quincy, Ill., and Dr. Joseph Bean of Hannibal tied for first place, both winning trophies for the Adult Division.

Norm Grubb officiated as tournament director, with Harriett Grubb assisting.

Trophies were donated by N & H Stamp & Marking of Hannibal.