Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Successful Children's Chess Tournament

The Children’s Services department sponsored an all-day chess tournament for kids on Saturday, August 20, 2011. The tournament was open to children in Kindergarten through grade 5. Each child played five rounds of chess beginning early Saturday morning. The tournament lasted until mid-afternoon.

Kids were serious during their games
Here are the winners in each division:

Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 1 and under
  • 1st Place Isaiah Stiver 
Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 2
  • 1st Place Dontrell Johnson
  • 2nd Place Gabriel Brown
  • 3rd Place Jackson Palmer
  • 4th Place Jacob Correll
  • 5th Place Morgan DiClementi-Ross
  • 6th Place Nicholas Weldy
  • 7th Place Delaney Wilson
Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 3
  • 1st Place Ben Correll
  • 2nd Place Kyler Kellogg
  • 3rd Place Kristin Wilder
  • 4th Place Jocelyn Willis
  • 5th Place Lauren Butler
Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 4
  • 1st Place Isaac Brown
  • 2nd Place Joseph Derrick
Winners in the Beginner Division – Grade 5
  • 1st Place Mary Neuman
  • 2nd Place Caleb Hogan
  • 3rd Place Ben Wilder
  • 4th Place Matt Lovinger
  • 5th Place Eric Miller
Winners in the Intermediate Division
  • 1st Place Aakash Saklani
  • 2nd Place Graham Stiver
  • 3rd Place Vinnie Lovvorn
  • 4th Place Jesse Hamlin
Winners in the Advanced Division
  • 1st Place Kevin Wang
  • 2nd Place Teddy Tsai
  • 3rd Place Tyler Li
  • 4th Place Ben Fortney
  • 5th Place Jacob Manley

Based on comments & nominations from the players themselves, the parents, and other adults who were watching the tournament, we also awarded Good Sportsmanship trophies in each grade level. The Good Sportsmanship winners were:
  • Grade 1 Isaiah Stiver
  • Grade 2 Morgan DiClementi-Ross
  • Grade 3 Lauryn Butler
  • Grade 4 Vinnie Lovvorn
  • Grade 5 Matt Lovinger
More pictures of the 2011 ACPL Children’s Chess Tournament are available online here. It was a GREAT day for playing Chess!


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