On February 25, 110 (!) players met for the 5th Annual State Warm-Up at Mother of Divine Providence in King of Prussia. In the K-6 U400 section, Asa Hartman and Paolo Marchiano tied for 1st - 2nd with a perfect 4 - 0 score. Asa was awarded first place on tie breaks. The top team was our host, Mother of Divine Providence, with 9.5 points. The K-12 U700 section had Manas Dhawan scoring a perfect 4 - 0, with Alexander Skvortsov just behind with a 3.5 - 0.5 score. The top team was Bridge Valley with a score of 8.5 points. In the championship section, Adam Serota scored a perfect 4 - 0. Nathan Mackouse and Praneeth Ramesh tied for 2nd-3rd at 3.5 - 0.5 . Nathan took second place on tie breaks. The top team was The Philadelphia School with 7.0 points. Good luck next week to everyone in the state championship!
The link to the tournament results is: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201202259452