2020 All Girls State Sets Record Attendance!

March 3rd, 12:55PM

Madison set a new state record for the All-Girls State Chess Championship with 52 girls competing in three sections: K-3, K-6, and K-12. Liberty Middle School was the ideal venue for this event now in its third year. A big thank you to LMS Principal Shannon Brown and LMS Chess Team Sponsor Whitney Stemple for being such great hosts for the State event. We also want to thank State Senator Arthur Orr, NASA, House of Staunton, US Chess and the St. Louis Chess Club for their support of this event. City Councilwoman Maura Wroblewski helped us hand out awards.

Tournament directors were: Todd Guthrie, Jeff Meyer, and Guy Calinsky. Complete results from the tournament can be found here. Photo credit: Scott Wilhelm.

K-3 Section

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Individual winners (L to R): Emma Kuang 1st, Samsara Rajbhandari 2nd, Annabelle Hsu 3rd, Harsha Bheemanathini 4th, Kylie Zou 5th, and tied for 5th place medal: Cora Newberry, Esinam Tettey, Eiliyah Hafiez, and Abigail Barbre.

K-6 Section

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Individual winners (L to R): Caroline Wang 1st, Advitiya Kana 2nd, Nirvana Rajbhandari 3rd, Nora Farris 4th, Sophia Li 5th, and tied for 5th place medal: Sahithi Mynampally, Kate Meyer, Christine Wang, and Isabelle Bao.

K-12 Section

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Individual winners (L to R): Constance Wang 1st, Sarvagna Velidandla 2nd, Shreya Sunil 3rd, Kennedy Gore 4th, Puja Chopade 5th. As winner of the K-12 section, Constance Wang will be Alabama's candidate to the Ruth Haring National Girls Tournament of Champions later this summer. Congratulations Constance!

Thank You Photographer Scott Wilhelm

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