Monday, April 28, 2008

AZ State Scholastic Championship Results Posted

Results from the 2008 AZ State Scholastic Championship have been posted. A link can be found on the Events page.

Monday, April 21, 2008

CFHS wins Back-to-Back National Championships

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, Catalina Foothills High School has won the National High School Chess Championship. This last weekend in Atlanta, a record turnout of high schoolers from all over the nation participated in the 3-day long, 7-round tournament.

The team was lead by seniors (both National Masters) Landon Brownell and Vaishnav Aradhyula, who each finished tied for 6th place with 5.5 points. Also on the team were Kevin Zhang (4.5 pts.), Eli Alster and Victor Yee (4 pts. each), Jenelle Wallace (3.5 pts) and Matthew David (2 pts). Only the top 4 scores on a team count for team standings. Catalina Foothills High School finished in clear first with 19.5 points, just .5 points ahead of Thomas Jefferson HS from Alexandria, VA.

In 2005 and 2007, Catalina Foothills finished tied for first place, but with higher tie-breaker points than Edward R. Morrow High School from New York.

Also from Arizona
Team -
Gilbert High School (Tied for 4th Place)

Individual -
Ashu Thakur from University High School (Tied for 23rd Place)
Kaylan Burleigh from Gilbert High School (Tied for 23rd Place)
Jonathan Cox from Salpointe Catholic High School (Tied for 45th Place)
Amanda Mateer (Tied for 45th Place)
Nick Thompson from Gilbert High School (Tied for 45th Place)
Daniel Schucker from Gilbert High School (Tied for 45 Place)

Complete Standings are available at USCF.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

US Amateur Team Playoff this weekend! - Update

On Saturday, April 12 the four winning teams from each of the regional Amateur Team Championships will face off against each other on the Internet Chess Club (ICC). Representing the West is an Arizona Team of Robby Adamson, Landon Brownell, Jonathan Cox and Ben Marmont.

The first round is at 10:00am (local time).
South vs. East
West vs. Midwest

The winners of the first round will play against each other at 3:00pm (local time) to determine the title.

Good luck West!!!

Update - The West team won their first round against the Midwest with a score of 3-1. Their likely opponent will be the South at 3:00pm. The finals are viewable on ICC.

Sad conclusion - The West team made it to the finals, but sadly lost to the South with a score of 1-3. Congratulations on a great play-off and for finishing in 2nd Place!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

2007-2008 All Star Winners Posted

2007-2008 Scholastic League All Star Winners are now posted on the "All Star" page under the "Scholastic" link.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tucson Scholastics (RQ2) Pictures Posted

Pictures from Tucson Scholastics (RQ2) have been posted. These include pictures of the 2007-2008 Scholastic All-Star Winners.