1/27/2007 Scholastic Chess of Indiana Individual State Finals
The 18th annual Scholastic Individual State Chess Championships were completed at East Side Middle School in Anderson on Saturday, January 27, 2007. Champions were crowned in six categories, and $4000 in scholarships were awarded.
Scholarship winners were Cameron Donis of Elkhart, Daniel Ryker of Fort Wayne, and Sean Vibbert of Evansville, all repeat champions.
The 12th Grade and Under division was won by Cameron Donis, an 11th grader from Elkhart, who won all 5 of his games. Donis won the Teddy Jacobi $2000 scholarship (Jacobi), and will be Indiana's representative to the Arnold Denker Tournament of High School Champions, an annual competition which brings together the high school champions from each of the 50 states (Denker). Donis has won $4,000 in SCI scholarships; he also won the 6th/Under Championship in 2001 and the 9th/Under Championship in 2004.
The 9th Grade and Under Championship division was won by Daniel Ryker, a 9th grader from Fort Wayne. Ryker won all 5 of his games and was awarded the $1,000 Billy Colias Scholarship (Colias). Ryker also won the 3rd/Under Championship in 2001.
The 6th Grade and Under Championship division was won by Sean Vibbert, a 4th grader from Evansville. Vibbert has won an SCI Championship 3 years in a row, winning the 3rd/Under Championship in 2005 and 2006. He also won all 5 of his games to win the $1,000 Brian Yamin Scholarship (Yamin).
The 3rd Grade and Under Championship was won by Matthew Zelenin, a 3nd grader from Bloomington. Zelenin, a first-time champion, won all 6 of his games.
The 9th Grade and Under Junior Varsity division was won by Roj Warstler, a 7th grader from Syracuse. Warstler, who won all 5 of his games, was playing in only his 3rd rated tournament. This division was open to unrated players or players rated under 1000.
The 6th Grade and Under Junior Varsity division ended in a two-way tie. Zachary Hostetler, a 5th grader from Plymouth, and Andrew Olejnik, a 4th grader from Hammond, both scored 5-0 to be crowned co-champions. This division was open to unrated players or players rated under 750.
The local site coordinator was Scott Reisinger. Chief Tournament Director was Steve Steppe. E-mail for further details.
Full results (in tiebreak order):
9th/Under Junior Varsity
6th/Under Junior Varsity
The following link shows the USCF crosstable. It is NOT in tiebreak order. In addition, the ratings shown are not official - this tournament will be included in the April 2007 Rating Supplement. (The 'R' rating is the 'Regular Over the Board' rating, and the 'Q' rating is the 'Quick Chess' rating. Time controls between 30-60 min. are dual-rated - both Regular and Quick ratings are affected.)
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