K-12 Scholastic Championships


32 eager players participated in this month’s K-12 Scholastic Championships. Jack Aronian scored an important second round upset followed by a decisive third round game to clinch sole first place with a perfect score! Laurel Aronian, Mikhail Bilokin, Avery Beck and Oliver Samardzija tied for 2nd – 5th place respectively with 2/3 each.

The K-5 section fielded 18 players alone and crowned a sole champion after four rounds. Ethan Kwong was the deserving winner with a perfect 4/4 score! Liam Collins, Kushagra Bhargava, Aksh Juneja and Joshua Schwartz took 2nd – 5th place respectively with 3 out of 4 points each!

The final perfect score of the day went to Alexander Svoronos who won all of his games to win top honors in the K-2 section. William Wu finished second with 3. Pranav Raguram, Paul Coggin and Liam Kilkenny finished in 3rd – 5th.

As usual, all of our participants impressed both on and off the board with everyone demonstrating great sportsmanship throughout the event. We thank all of the participants for their tremendous efforts!