William R. presented his final round game from October 12 at the Denton High School chess club meeting. His win in that game got him first place, and the $1000 scholarship, in the Scott Watson Memorial Chess Classic. As he presented the moves and commentary, pairs of students followed along on their own boards.
William paused the game to allow pairs to figure out what might have happened next. At the end of club, Mr. Mueller and Dr. Alexey Root passed out permission forms for the November 15 trip to UT Dallas and to Dallas Chess Club.