Bothell High School was the site for the event directed by David Ellinger. There was a three way tie for first at 4-1 by James Colasurdo of Olympia High School,
Michael Wang of Interlake High School in Bellevue and Samir Sen of Skyview High School in Vancouver, WA. Your reporter understands there will be a play off later this year for the spot in the Denker High School event at the U.S. Open in Florida.
77 players in three sections took part in the event held Jan 31-Feb 1. There were 22 in the top section. The Premier section of 19 players ended with a 5-0 score by Max Dixon of Roosevelt High School in Seattle. There were 36 players in the Reserve Section, which also had a 5-0 perfect score by Jim Kahle of Ferndale High School.
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Additional report by WCF Secretary Gary Dorfner:
The Wash. High School Individual Championship was held on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. There were 77 kids entered in three sections. The winners were: Championship Section: 1st-3rd James Colasurdo, Michael Wang and Samir Sen 4-1 each. Premier Section: 1st Max Dixon 5.0, 2nd Nathaniel Osborn, 3rd Corey Wukelic 3.5. Reserve Section: 1st Jim Kahle 5.0, 2nd-6th Ryan Senanayake, Alex Dodge, Molly-Rose Clarfeld, Pierre Albi and Ben Bladow 4.0 each.
Prizes were trophies and medals. TD was David Ellinger.