ASAP Chess at State Championships!

Thanks to the generous support of the Lindy Family, ASAP sponsored more than 90 Philadelphia chess students to the 2016 Pennsylvania State Championships in Lancaster, PA for the weekend of March 4th -6th. The PA State Championships is an exciting opportunity and culminating event for the chess students who have been active in ASAP's Philadelphia Scholastic Chess League and Saturday Tournaments. Many of Philadelphia's young chess aficionados took home trophies over the stiff competition of more than 850 kids from across the state.

Philadelphia defended its title as a powerhouse of scholastic chess with J. R. Masterman sweeping the championship at the elementary, middle and high school level! Congratulations to the state champions!

The state championships feature a variety of competitions throughout the weekend for students of all ages and skill levels. Many teams who honed their chess tactics in ASAP's chess league were at their best at states. Some notable winners include:

Enon Connected Pawns won 2nd place club team in the K-6th grade (rated under 1000 section)

In the 7th grade -12th grade (rated under 1000 section) there were several Philly wins:

• Central High School won 2nd place school team
• Minor Threats Chess Club won 2nd place club team
• Dark Knight won 3rd place club team

  

Individual wins:

 

Quick Chess Tournament:  Pernell Jordan, Minor Threats Chess Club, 1st place overall in his section. Tahvon Hughes and Bysir Fripps, Minor Threats Chess Club, tied 5th place overall in their section.

 

K-6th grade (rated under 1000 section)

 

  *   Armani Brown, Lenfest Center Chess Club, 2nd place unrated

  *   Patrick Ready, J.R. Masterman School, 1st place u700

  *   Moses Bennett, Enon Connected Pawns, 7th place overall

  *   Queron Hope, Enon Connected Pawns, 6th place overall

 

 K-6th grade (open section)

 

  *   Harrison Sanford, J.R. Masterman School, 3rd place overall

 

K-8th grade (open section)

 

  *   Edward Brown, J.R. Masterman School, 6th place overall

  *   Manus Narula, J.R. Masterman School, 2nd place overall

  *   Ryo Lindsay, J.R. Masterman School, 1st place U1400

 

 7th grade -12th grade (rated under 1000 section)

 

  *   Linda Zhang, Academy at Palumbo, 9th place overall

  *   Shamiyah Boozer, Carver Engineering and Science, 8th place overall

  *   Minor Threats Chess Club, 2nd place club team

  *   Carver Engineering and Science, 6th place school team

  *   Madison Ford McKnight, Dark Knights, tied 1st place U800

 

7th grade -12th grade (rated under 1300 section)

 

  *   Sammy Tran, Central High School, 1st place U1100

  *   Elijah Rowe, Central High School, tied 10th place overall

  *   Pernell Jordan, Minor Threats Chess Club, tied 10th place overall

  *   Tyjon Conway, Dark Knights Chess Club, tied 10th place overall

  *   Johnny Freeman, Minor Threats Chess Club, tied 5th place overall

    *  Jeffrey Kunnel of Central High School won 2nd place overall

  *   Tyjon Conway, Dark Knights, tied 10th place overall

 

 K-12th grade (open section)

 

  *   Shira Moolten, J.R. Masterman School, tied 10th place overall

  *   Josh Caiman Hernandez, J.R. Masterman School, 8th place overall

  *   Andrew Dang, Academy at Palumbo, 1st place U1400

 

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19

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20

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