Top Scholastic Players as of December 2012

Congratulations to those in the top ten nationwide for their age group: Aydin Turgut(4th in age 8), David Peng (2nd in age 9), Sam Schmakel (8th in age 16), and Adarsh Jayakumar (8th in age 18).

Ages 7 and under

Rank Name Rating
24 (tie) Stefan Musikic 1377
69 (tie) Aaron Gan (age 6) 1147

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Whitney Young Shines at the 2012 National K-12 Championship

Members of the Whitney Young High School chess team arrived at school on Tuesday morning brandishing trophies representing their many accomplishments at the 2012 USCF National All-Grade Championship. Highlighting the event was the team winning their second National Blitz Championship. The first blitz championship was won at the 2011 National High School Championship.

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Illinois Scholastic Players at the 2012 National K-12 Championship

Illinois Scholastic players acquitted themselves well at the 2012 K-12 Nationals completed December 2 in Orlando, Florida -- crosstable. Illinois natives finished with plus scores (at least 4.0 out of 7) in nine of the 13 age groups, including four top ten finishers. The Land of Lincoln also took home the hardware in side events with two top five finishers in both K-12 blitz and bughouse.

All tolled, over 1300 players participated in the three-day 2012 K-12 Nationals.

 

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Warren Scholars Lead the Way at Northbridge Chess Camp

Tournament Hall at Northbridge Chess Camp52 scholastic players turned out for the 2012 Northbridge Chess Camp, a Bloomington-Normal tradition started in 2001 by then-pastor Bill Barton. Leading the way were three Warren Scholars: Hanson Hao and Jason Daniels,of Bloomington, and Aydin Turgut, of Decatur.

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Rose School Chess Tournament a Success

Barbara B. Rose Chess Tournament

The Barbara Rose School Chess Tournament was held on June 9th, 2012 at the Barbara Rose Elementary Chess School in Barrington, Illinois. There were 92 players who competed in the tournament, over 100 visitors and another 10 students and 10 adults who volunteered in a variety of roles to make the tournament an educational success. Four sections in the tournament were USCF rated but there was also a non rated section for new players to be introduced to chess tournaments.

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