Thirty-four scholastic chessplayers took part in the Holiday Rumble, held on 12/13/08 at Beaumont Elementary School in Devon. Mike Zhang swept through the K-3 section with a score of 4-0, followed by Praneeth Ramesh at 3.5-.5 and Jeremy Miller, Jason Hurle, and Spencer Lasky at 3-1. Ithan Elementary School narrowly edged out the team victory over Beaumont by a score of 9.5Â - 9.
In the K-8 section, Matthew Razat won all four games to take first place.Â Patrick Liu and John Peterson took 2nd and 3rd place with 3-1 scores. Beaumont Elementary won first place team with a score of 7.5