National Elementary in Nashville TN

Anthony He of WA won the biltz event at the tournament of over 2,000 players.

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He is 5th on the crosstable for the K-5 Championship section drawing games with two of the kids who tied for 1st.

A number of players from Washington State took part. I only noticed one from Idaho and none from Oregon but might have missed noticing some.


Northwest players win trophies at SuperNationals V

Reported by Hock San Lee.

Northwest players won numerous trophies at the 2013 SuperNationals V held in Nashville over last weekend, April 5-7, 2013. Bellevue’s Spiritridge Elementary team (Derek Zhang, Naomi Bashkansky, Zachary Zhang, Richard Yang, and Brian Chen) took the 2nd place team award in the K-5 Championship section. Derek also placed 9th individually in that section. In the K-12 Championship section, Seattle’s Lakeside 9-player team won the 5th place trophy. Members include Michael Omori, who tied for 9th-18th place individually, Quentin Chi, Nicolo Gelb, Thomas Thongmee, David Inglis, Nicholas Xing, Justin Yu, Peter Sherman, Alexander Koh. In the K-8 Championship section, Bellevue’s Odle Middle won the 7th place team award. Team members are Jason Yang, Benjamin Cheung, Aditya Kannan, Jack Yu, Emily Bazar, and Cheyenne Zhang. Notable individual winners are Luke Harmon-Vellotti of Idaho (2nd place, K-12 Championship), Bryce Tiglon of Redmond Junior High (6th, K-6 Championship), Anthony He of Christa Mcauliffe Elementary in Sammamish (5th, K-3 Championship), Jason Yu of Open Window in Bellevue (7th, K-1 Championship), Eric Zhang of Endeavour Elementary in Issaquah (11th, K-1 Championship), and Praneeth Somisetty of Tyee Middle in Bellevue (1st, K-6 Unrated).

According to USCF, The SuperNationals V officially broke the attendance record for largest rated chess competition in history with 5335 participants.

U.S. Open

Northwest well represented in the Denker and Barber tournaments

Alexandra Botez of Oregon vs. the Minnesota champion Kevin Bu in round 4 of the 2012 Denker tournament in Vancouver, WA. Alexandra has scored two points in the first three rounds, defeating the RI and NC reps. Photo by Andrei Botez.

For a comprehensive halfway report written by Randy Hough, follow this link to the US Chess Federation web site.

Michael Omori of Washington vs. Michael Christiansen of Georgia, round 4, 2012 Denker tournament. Both have even scores of 1.5-1.5 after three rounds. Photo by Andrei Botez.