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.