Thirty scholastic chessplayers gathered in Horsham, PA on June 28 to compete in the June Crush chess tournament. Andrew Luo dominated the K-3 U/1000 section by winning all four games, pushing his rating above 800 for the first time. Scoring 3-1 and tying for 2nd - 5th place were Brennon Paik, Alexander Roth, Matthew Schaeffer, and Andrew Brownlie.
Jerry Li won the 4-8 U/1000 section despite a late start.Â After a half-point bye in the first round, Jerry won all three of his games to finish in clear first with 3.5/4 points. Max DuBoff, Yasasvi Hari, and Dennis Lee finished a half-point behind with 3 points.
Kevin Zhou won the K-12 championship section by winning all three of his games. Kevin defeated state K-3 champion Wesley Paik and state kindergarten champion Benjamin Lu, moving his rating all the way up to 1177. Kevin has been improving rapidly, and should be in the top 20 nationally for his age group when the next rating supplement comes out.