DENKER PERFECT ATTENDANCE
Congratulations to five states that have a perfect attendance record at the GM Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions with thirty years of participation (1985-2014). Honors go to Florida, New Mexico, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
ADVAIT PATEL TOPS A FIELD THAT INCLUDED NINE OTHER MASTERS
Advait Patel (WV) won the 2014 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions with a clear first of 5/6. The participants included a record ten Masters.
There was a four way tie for second through fifth place each scoring 4.5/6 led by Angel Hernandez-Camen (PA), Bovey Liu (TX), Joshua Sheng (CA-S), and Michael Chen(MI). Tournament results can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201407297102
NEW JERSEY EDGES FOUR OTHER STATES FOR THE
FIRST STATE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
This year for the first time a competition was organized among the states. The scores of each state’s Denker, Barber and NGIT representative were combined to identify the state team score. With a total of 13 points, New Jersey (Christopher Wu, John Burke, Kimberly Ding) won the inaugural competition. Tied for second through fifth place with 12.5 were New York (Joshua Colas, David Brodsky, Lilia Poteat), Southern California (Nicky Korba, Joshua Sheng, Annie Wang), Rhode Island (Christopher Gu, Ryan Sowa, Alana Mc Guinness) and Michigan (Edward Song, Michael Chen, Soumya Kulkarni).