South Nelson Elementary’s Damien Verishine (left) considers his options during a tense game of chess against Harlow Nield on Wednesday morning. A number of boards were set up in the hallway

South Nelson Elementary’s Damien Verishine (left) considers his options during a tense game of chess against Harlow Nield on Wednesday morning. A number of boards were set up in the hallway

Chess enthusiasts chase checkmate

South Nelson students have multiple chess sets available in their hallways.

South Nelson Elementary’s Damien Verishine considers his options during a tense game of chess against Harlow Nield on Wednesday morning. A number of boards were set up in the hallway, with youngsters grappling back and forth for strategic domination.