2015 GR PHILADELPHIA SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

A bright and energetic crowd of 127(!) talented chess players fought it out on Saturday, November 21st at Charlestown Elementary in Malvern, PA for the 2015 Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Chess Championship.
 
The tournament was grouped by grade with the K-2 players making up the largest section (39 players in this section alone!):  
 
Individual:
1st - Kevin Li - 5.0
2nd - Amogh Kollipara - 4.0
3rd - Ethan Zhang - 4.0
4th - Rohit Balaji - 4.0
5th - Andrew Feng - 4.0
6th - Dev Madhavan - 4.0
7th - Max Greineder - 3.5
 
Team:
1st - The Philadelphia School - 12
2nd - Walton Farm School - 7
 
Results for the K-4 section:
 
Individual:
1st - Jonathan Xu - 4.5
2nd - Noah Thomforde-Toates - 4.5
3rd - Nolan McCloskey - 4.0
4th - Advaith Kollipara - 4.0
5th - Lauren Tung - 4.0
6th - Chi Xu - 3.5
7th - Micah Dubnoff - 3.5
 
Team:
1st - Merion Elementary - 10.5
2nd - Friend's Select - 10
 
Here are the energetic K-6 section standings:
 
Individual:
1st - Hemanth Kolluri - 5
2nd - Pranitha Gunasekaren - 4.0
3rd - Aaron Lutz - 4.0
4th - Camden Chin - 4.0
5th - Stan Wang - 4.0
6th - Devesh Posa - 3.5
7th - Mason McClintic - 3.0
 
Team:
1st - The Philadelphia School - 10
2nd - Skyview Upper Elementary - 6.5
 
The tough K-8 section saw these players in the top 6:
 
Individual:
1st - Harisankar Radhakrishna - 4.0
2nd - David Sang - 3.0
3rd - Ryan Hu - 3.0
4th - Quinn Dominick - 2.5
5th - Karthik Murugan - 2.5 
6th - Nikki Khmelnitsky - 2.0
 
Team: N/A
 
And the small but very tough K-12 section standings:
 
Individual:
1st - Ram Singh - 3.5 
2nd - Jaewon Paik - 3.0
3rd - Colin Messenger - 3.0
4th - Jack Lieberman - 2.5
5th - Michael Wang - 2.0
6th - Noah Xu - 2.0
 
Team:
1st - Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr High School
2nd - N/A
 
Congratulations to all competitors!  Everyone played with heart and determination, displaying exemplary sportsmanship and skill.
 
See you in December for the DECEMBER CRUSH TOURNAMENT on 12/12 at Wayne Elementary!