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MD Sweet 16 2014

by John D. Rockefeller V

Congratulations to Jerry Wu (1944), a 9th grader at Richard Montgomery High School who earned 4/4 points to become the 2014 Maryland-Sweet-16 Chess Champion. The MD-Sweet-16 Champion will receive a 4-year MD-Sweet-16 UMBC Chess Scholarship to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, valued at $39,056 in 2013-2014. There are 2 additional types of UMBC Chess Scholarships available to all scholastic residents of Maryland.)

Click below for the tournament’s USCF Crosstables, pictures, & highlight video:

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By Chris Kim

Update to follow: Jerry T Wu from Gaithersburg, MD has won the 2014 Maryland Sweet 16 chess tournament at UMBC with a perfect 4-0 record, including a 4th round win over Sahil Sinha. Jerry is a freshman at Richard Montgomery High School in Montgomery County. With the victory, he has won a 4-year chess scholarship to UMBC. More details to follow.

Congratulations!

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Updated 22 February 2014 - Chris Kim

The final 2014 MD Sweet 16 standings have now been released after the last scheduled MD Sweet 16 Qualifier: MCA McDuffie Memorial rescheduled for 22 Feb. The MD Sweet 16 tournament will be held next weekend as a separate section of the UMBC Open on March 1-2, 2014.

Congratulations to those on the list of the 16 qualifiers for the field is as follows pending acceptance to play!:

The top 8 qualifiers by USCF rating (03/2014) are Bendguz Offertaler, Sahil Sinha, Alexander Davydov, Jerry Wu, Ronald Best Jr, David Snyder, Pieter Heesters, and Andrew Mao.

The next 8 qualifiers by MD Sweet 16 Varsity Points are Douglas Malcolm, Nathan Janus, Phillip Wang, Ali Merchant, Zachary Jablow, Benjamin Hung, Bijan Tahmassebi, and Bradley Guo.

Any qualifier who does not intend to participate should contact MCA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next five alternates based on 3/2014 USCF ratings: Robert Pekarek Jr, Jeffrey Du, Quil Kibak, Jordan Best, and Justin Hung.

The new standings are at the end of this article (click below to read more).

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