1500+ Young Chess Competitors Battled for National Titles in Florida!

Contact: Jerry Nash
December 12, 2006
(931) 787-1234 #145
Press Release #56 of 2006

(Crossville, TN) The U.S. Chess Federation held its’ 2006 K-12/Collegiate Chess Championship at the Disney’s Coronado Spring Resort located at 1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida between December 8-10. 1540 young chess, representing 40 states, participated in this national championship!

First place individual and team winners are: (Note: With tied scores the first player listed won on the tiebreak.)

Kindergarten: Individual: Raymond Sun of Texas (rated 1460) 7.0 points; Team: Oak Hall of Gainesville,Florida won with 11.5 points.

1st Grade: Ind. Jonathan Chiang of Texas (1564) 6.5 points; Team: The Village School, Houston,Texas 14.5 pts.

2nd Grade: Ind. Tom Polgar-Shutzman of New York (1499) 6.5 points; Team: Hunter College Campus School from New York 15.0 pts.

3rd Grade: Ind. Benjamin B. Moon of Georgia (1653) 7.0 pts.; Team: Co-champs were Dalton of New York and Hunter College Campus School with 16.0.

4th Grade: Ind. Kevin Y. Cao of Missouri (1700) and Jarod M. Pamatmat of Texas (1728) tied with 6.5 pts.;Team: Dalton of New York with 15.0 pts.

5th Grade: Ind. Sylvia Yang (1819) of Texas and Alec S. Ho (1733) of Washington tied with 6.5 scores;Team: PS 124 of New York finished with 15.5 pts.

6th Grade: Ind. Christopher Heung of Florida (1853) won with 6.5 pts.;TEAM: Liberty Middle School, Tampa,Florida with 14.5 pts.

7th Grade: Ind. Tied with 6.0 were: Andrew Ng (1948) of New Jersey; Alec Getz (2135) of New York; Zachary A. Young of New York (1973) and Michael Yang of Minnesota (2103). TEAM: Hunter College Campus School, New York with 16.0 pts.

8th Grade: Ind. Tied Mark A. Heimann of Pennsylvania (2246) and Victor C. Shen of New Jersey (2209) 6.5 pts. TEAM: T.H. Rogers of Houston,Texas with 15.0 pts.

9th Grade: Ind. Tied Shinsaku of Maryland (2175) and Thomas Henry Riccardi of New York (2148) 6.0 scores. TEAM: Suncoast High School, Riviera B from Florida had 12.5 pts.

10th Grade: Ind. Matt J. Parry of New York (2135) finished with 6.5 pts.; TEAM: Columbus Alt HS from Columbus, Ohio 11.5 pts.

11th Grade: Ind. Daniel J. Ludwig of Florida (2388) had perfect score with 7.0; TEAM: Catalina Foothills HS, Tucson, Arizona 14.5 pts.

12th Grade: Ind. Eric Rodriguez from Florida (2209) 6.5 pts.; TEAM: Catalina Foothills HS, Tucson, Arizona 15.5 pts.

Collegiate: Ind. Daniel Fernandez of Texas (2463) 6.0 pts.; TEAM: The University Of Texas At Dallas 15.5 pts.

The full press release can be read here.
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