Congratulations to Michael Harris for winning his first Junior
Michael dominated a tough field and went undefeated with 5 wins and no losses. There are big things in the future for this young player.
To see how our Junior Champion faired you may view our link below to the US Chess Cross Tables Section
38 players showed up for the 1st weekend tnmt in Louisville in a long time. Thanks to the Yussman Chess Center for hosting and for agreeing to pay the advertised Prizes even though we were 2 short of the based on number of 40.
2 Hoosiers( I can here Wildcats booing and hissing!), Andy Porter and John Coffey tied for 1st with 3.5/4.0. They both won 3 games with Andy being nicked for a draw in Rd. 3 by fellow Hoosier Expert Josh Bousum while Coffey`s half point came via a 1st Rd. BYE.
Class A money went to Randas Burns, Dale Pollitt(IN.) and James Lawson. Class B dollars was split by William Brooks(Henderson, KY.) and Harrison Broadhurst with 3.0/4.0. Ben Muncy and Daniel Rickert with 2.5/4.0 took C bucks. Daniel beat an 1800 and drew an 1844,a 1926 and a 1955 to jump about 150 pts! Class D/E went Garrett Silen and Andrew Adams.Already cogitating about the next tnmt later this summer maybe. Stay tuned to this website and your issues of Chess Life! Thanks to all who came and hope to see more of you at the next tnmt.
Caleb Marshall, a kindergartner from Lexington Latin School, recently tied for first at the USCF National Grade Level Tournament with a 6 out of 7 score.
Caleb went into the tournament as the highest rated player in the Kindergarten grade level.
He is currently the reigning K-1 Kentucky state champion, a title he won last year as a pre-schooler at the Latin School.
Caleb’s success has been aided by working with some great coaches, names familiar to Kentucky chess, Taylor Bagley and Davis Whaley. Excited to see what the future holds for this strong young player.
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