Tournament Results: Liberty Scholastic #1

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 More than fifty players competed in first SKC chess tournament ever held in Loudoun County.  In Championship section, top rated Clark Smiley stormed through the competition, going 4-0.  Mahati Malladi took second place going 3-0 after taking a first round bye.   Jack Jiang and Andrew Song took third and fourth with three wins and a loss each.  Bull Run Elementary dominated the team competition, finishing several points clear of all the other teams.

 

In the K-6 U-500 section, a pair of youngsters tied for first place as first grader Philip Onischuk and kindergartner Jay Lalwani both impressively went 4-0.  Saarthak Sethi, Vishal Kobla, and Aadith Vittala rounded out the top five, each going 3-1.  Floris Elementary took first place in the team competition, in spite of all four of its players losing a game to Jay Lalwani.

 

Jeremy Rechner, Aneesh Boreda, and Austin Song all won their unrated quads.