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State Individual Results, Jan 25-26, 2013
Congratulations to Xiaoman Chu, a freshman from St. George School in Spokane, for winning the 2013 Washington State High School Individual Championship!
The playoff games were held at the Seattle Chess Club on March 2. Megan Lee, David Inglis, and Xiaoman Chu will participate.
For his victory, Xiaoman is invited to represent WA in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, held concurrently with the U.S. Open in Madison, WI in August.
The state Individual Championship was held January 25-26 at Lakeside School. 78 students competed in 3 sections.
- Championship section: a 3-way tie with 4/5: Megan Lee, David Inglis, and Xiaoman Chu. These three will competed in a round-robin playoff on March 2nd.
- Premier section: Alex Koh won with 4.5/5 record.
- Reserve section: Daniel Metz won with a perfect 5/5 record.
Detailed standings and ratings are posted at Ratings NW: WA State Individual 2013 Report.
State Team Results, Feb 8-9, 2013
The measure of a performance can be defined as how well a team succeeds in relation to their ability. When a #1 seed wins a tournament, then, people sometimes shrug their shoulders and say, "Well, it figures." When Lakeside A won the State tournament Feb 8-9 with a score of 24.5/25, however, no one who watched could be anything but awed by their display.
On the route to the record-settling title, Lakeside beat #2 seed Interlake and #4 Newport 5-0 each, and only dropped a half a point (the responsible team member will go anonymous in this post) to #3 Garfield (Garfield's Edward Strong gets props for being the only person to prevent a 25-0 shutout).
Lakeside's Michael Omori, David Inglis, Nicolo Gelb, Quentin Chi and Alex Koh put together the best weekend of any team in at least the last 20 years. Record keepers out there: has anyone ever gone 25-0?
Rounding out the top 5 finishing teams were Interlake, Garfield A, Eastlake, and Newport.
In the JV section, Ferndale's Ben Witzel won with a perfect 5-0 score.
Detailed standings and ratings are posted at Ratings NW: WA State Team 2013 Report.
- Dave Ellinger
Next Season's 2013-14 Tournaments by WHSCA
- Saturday, November 16, 2013 — MS/JHS and HS Mini-Teams Championship
- Friday-Saturday, January 31-February 1, 2014 — HS State Individual Championship
- Friday-Saturday, February 28-March 1, 2014 — HS State Team Championship
Schools interested in hosting tournaments should contact WHSCA as soon as possible.
The Northwest Scholastic Ratings System (NWSRS) chess ratings are at RatingsNW.com.
Ratings updates on ! For those of you that tweet, I am going to try to post a tweet each time I update the ratings. Follow WA_ratings to see my tweets. - Kirk