Sunday, March 15, 2009
SCCF State Scholastic Championships final
All four sections of the 2009 SCCF State Scholastic Championships produced clear winners. First place in the High School section, and an invitation to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, went to Vincent Huang with 4.5 out of 5. Tied for second and third a half point behind were Jared Tan and Michael Yee. Top team was University High of Irvine, with Vincent Huang, Aaron Ong, Aldrich Ong, Robert Khachatryan, David Shin, and Paul Raymond Duncan.
Jeffrey Ding topped the Junior High with 6-1. David Minasyan scored 6.5 in the Elementary (Grade 6-below), with Coalinga taking Top Team. Coalinga also took the team prize in the Primary (Grade 3-below) while Leo Kamgar scored 6.5 to take individual honors. And "Beyond Chess" took home the non-school club trophy in every section!
Randy Hough directed, with assistance from Anthony Ong and Ivona Jezierska. Click here for complete standings of all sections.
Pictured above: High School Champion Vincent Huang; Junior High winner Jeffrey Ding with trophy; the winning team from University High of Irvine (Vincent Huang, Aaron Ong, Aldich Ong, Robert Khachatryan, David Shin, and Paul Raymond Duncan).