2017 Madison City Chess Champions
Invitational Section of the City Chess Championship
April 21-22, 2-17- James Clemens High School - The Madison City Chess League announces the following City Chess Champions for 2017. Primary (K-3) Champion: Karsten Wallace. Elementary (4th-6th) Champion: Geon Park. Jr High (7-8th) Champion: Will Fox. High School (9-12) Champion: Tyler Wessling. The Chief Tournament Director was Bill Nash, and the Assistant Tournament Director was Nitin Badhe. Mayor Paul Finley handed out awards during the closing ceremony. The event was sponsored by Systems, Products & Solutions, Inc.
These chess champions were selected after a tournament held at James Clemens High School. Those qualifying for the Invitational Section of this tournament who competed last weekend were:
High School (9th-12th Grade) Section
Junior High (7th-8th grade) Section
Edward Calinsky (replacing Will Bao who previously qualified but had a conflict)
Elementary (4th-6th Grade) Section
Primary (K-3rd Grade) Section
Sahithi Mynampally (replacing Nicholas Koukos who previously qualified but had a conflict)
Aaditya Saxena (replacing Arnav Maskey who previously qualified but had a conflict)
Marek Fries (replacing Ethan Van who previously qualified but had a conflict)
Open Section of the City Chess Championship
The Madison City Chess League also conducted an Open section of the City Chess Championship allowing any student who wanted to compete under the longer time control of Game 90 with 5 second delay. This was a great practice for our students who will compete at the 2017 Super Nationals in May.
Congratulations to the Open Section winners of the City Chess Championship! K-3 Section (front row L to R): Abhinav Chakrad 1st, Nirvana Rajbhandari 2nd, Andrew Nguyen 3rd, Mark Allison 4th, Haley Clark 5th, and Laya Gowder Top Female. 4th-6th Section (back row L to R): Jason Park 1st, Ryan Shurtz 2nd, Oviya Gowder 3rd, Anish Appala 4th, Steven Pan 5th and Shruti Kadam (not pictured) - Top Female.