The 2010 Maryland Scholastic Chess Championships were held from March 20th to 21st in Hagerstown, MD. Over 350 players from pre-K to Seniors in high school participated.
The winner of the High School Championship section was Charles Yang a 9th grader from Montgomery Blair High. Montgomery Blair was the top high school team in the championship section.
In the Middle School Championship section Jonathan Chen from Cabin John Middle School was the winner and Cross Country Elementary/Middle was the top middle school team.
In the Elementary School Championship section Jerry Wu from Framland Elementary is the individual champion and Travilah was the championship school.
In the K-3 Primary Championship section Derek Mizushima (Potomac) and Michael Schwartz (Stone Mill) are the co-champions and Stone Mill is the championship school.
The Final individul standings
The final team standings
by Allan Savage
Denis passed away April 14, 2016. He was 75. He got hooked on chess in 1958 while he was a freshman at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. His first USCF tournament was played in DC in 1961 where he acquired a 1600 rating. In graduate school at Clarkson University, he met a group of ardent chess players and reached 1900-2000 strength. Graduating in 1968 with a Ph.D in solid state physics, he moved to Maryland and took a job at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds where he spent his entire working career.
Below is a summary of the net cash flow for 2010 for the MCA. This is the first year we've moved to a detailed tracking of expenses. So, some items may have been put into the wrong category. The 2011 expenses should have fewer errors.
UMBC CHESS TEAM
This year’s team boasts a strong field of Two Grandmasters: Niclas Huschenbeth, Akshayraj Kore and Three International Masters: Tanguy Ringoir, Levan Bregadze and Nazi Paikidze.
Lessons and lectures will be provided by members of the UMBC Chess Team and are open to everyone with a USCF rating less than 2300.
The 6th Annual Maryland State Girls Chess Championship was held today (Sat Jan 30, 2010) at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, MD. Despite reassurances to the contrary, it did snow in Baltimore about 3-5" during the tournament. A total of 62 girls were able to make the trip.
For the 3rd straight year, Fiona Lam (9th grade) from Richard Montgomery High School (Montgoemery County) retains the title of Maryland State Girls Champion.
Further details to follow..
Chief Tournament Director