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The 2011 Maryland State Scholastic Championships were held on March 19 and 20 at Dumbarton Middle School in Towson. A total of 534 players competed over the weekend setting a new record for the largest chess tournament every held in Maryland. State Championships were awarded for teams and individuals in four grade levels.

High School Championship

Individual Co-Champions: Tanner McNamara (Severn School) and David Snyder (Northwest High)

Team Champion: Northwest High School, Germantown

Tanner and David had a blitz playoff to determine Maryland's representative to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions. Tanner won the playoff 1.5 - 0.5.

Middle School Championship

Individual Champion: Bendaguz Offertaler (Takoma Park)

Team Co-Champions: Takoma Park Middle School, Takoma Park and Dumbarton Middle School, Towson

Elementary School Championship

Individual Champion: Sahil Sinha (Goshen)

Team Champion: Fox Chapel Elementary, Germantown

Primary School (K-3) Championship

Individual Champion: Jordon Best (Hamilton Elementary/Middle)

Team Champion: Stone Mill Elementary, North Potomac

In addition to the Championship sections, teams and individuals also competed in JV sections. The winner were:

High School JV

Individual: Colin Flynn (Severn School)

Team: Severn School, Severna Park

Middle School JV

Individual: Joseph Pietro (St. John the Evangelist)  and Shartia Jefferson (Woodhome/Elementary Middle)

Team: Cockesyville Middle School, Cockeysville and Woodhome Elementary/Middle, Baltimore

Elementary JV

Individual: Jonah Chang (St. Albans) and Jeffery Du (Pine Grove)

Team: Wood Acres, Bethesda

Elementary Novice

Individual: Nathan Panto (Essex), Tranell Bell (Robert Coleman), Caden Thun (Ashburton), and Robert Choisser (St. Andrews)

Team: Saint Andrews United Methodist Day School, Edgewater

Primary School JV

Individual: Kamran Guchemand (Mount Washington) and William Holebrook (Mount Washington)

Team: Mount Washington Elementary, Baltimore

For more details see:

The final individual standings for all sections

The final team standings for all sections

US Chess Rated results with final ratings (not in tiebreak order)