On Saturday, March 18, over 100 competitors battled in 8 sections at the 2017 Westchester Scholastic Chess Championship. Organized by grade (K-1 and Middle/High School were each combined into single sections), the tournament was open to all students regardless of where they live, with prizes awarded to the top individual and team performers. In addition, the top player in each of the grade categories who resides in, or attends school in, Westchester County received a plaque as Westchester Scholastic Chess Champion.
Stanley Wu (on the right in our picture) is our 2017 Kindergarten Champion while older brother, Tony scored a perfect 4.0 to take both the K1 section and the 1st grade championship.
In 2nd grade, there was a 4-way tie for first with Erik Nebylovych taking home the championship. In 3rd grade Xiao Xiao Alexander Heelan (pictured at right) scored a perfect 4.0 to take the title. Top team prize for the K-3 grades went to the German International School of New York in White Plains.
In the 4th Grade Championship, Christopher Joseph George of Church Street Elementary took top honors with a perfect score, a feat matched by Joshua Promisel of the Solomon Schechter School who is our 5th grade Westchester Scholastic Chess Champion. In the Middle/High School section, our champion is Aurelius Jacox Mlynar who also won four rounds to take the top prize. Our 2017 team prize for grades 4 and up went to our host school Columbus Elementary.
For a complete listing of results, please visit our 2016-2017 results page.
Thanks to the administration and staff of Columbus Elementary School in New Rochelle for hosting this year’s championship, to our NSCF tournament directors and office staff and to all of our parents who keep encouraging their children to pursue chess as both an academic and a competitive activity.