Thirty-seven chessplayers competed in the 2009 March Madness K-12 chess tournament at Wayne Elementary School on March 28.
7th-grader Richard Wang of T/E Middle School went 4-0 in the Championship section, winning the tournament and gaining over 300 rating points. Richard was the lowest-rated player in the section, making his result even more impressive.
Two competitors face off in the championship game in the last round
Richard, with his trophy
Gabriel Nadel, Jacob Guynee, and Oliver Henry tied for 2nd-4th place at 3-1 in the champ section.
In the K-6 U/700 section, Charlie McKenzie-Smith, a 5th-grader from Friends School Haverford, won all four games to take first place. Tying for 2nd-3rd with 3.5/4 points were Marcello Cesario and Kevin Ouyang. Springton Manor Elementary won the team prize, overtaking Pocopson Elementary in the last round.
Two players in the K-6 U/700 section concentrate on their game...
The very last game in the tournament...