Tournament Results - March Madness

USCF Rating Report

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.

march_madness_champgame.jpgTwo competitors face off in the championship game in the last round








march_madness_winner_trophy.jpgRichard, 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.

march_madness_concentrating.jpgTwo players in the K-6 U/700 section concentrate on their game...








march_madness_end.jpgThe very last game in the tournament...