SCI Team Championships
3/23/2013 Scholastic Chess of Indiana Team State Finals
In advance of a threat of heavy snowfall, the 44th annual Scholastic Team Chess Championships were held at Honey Creek Middle School in Terre Haute Saturday, March 23, 2013. Three repeat champions and one new champion were crowned in four grade-level divisions. Over 640 scholastic chess players competed in teams of four (plus alternates).
The High School Division (12th Grade & Under) saw a repeat champion. After two earlier draws, Carmel High School came from behind to find itself in a 4-way tie at 4-1 with Terre Haute South, Bloomington North, and Bethany Christian of Goshen. With superior tie breaks, Carmel won their second team chess championship in a row. Team members were Sameer Manchanda, Yushi Homma, Andrew Kluttz, Saiuth Malpeddi, David Lee, and Joseph Pilleo. Manchanda and Kluttz were also on the 2012 championship team.
There was another repeat champion in the Middle School Division (8th Grade & Under). Canterbury School of Fort Wayne won all 5 of its matches to win their second championship in a row. Team members were Jonathan Zhou, Ricky Lou, Mark Alvarez (5-0 on the day), and Sammy Martinez. Zhou and Lou were also on last year’s championship team.
Dominating the Elementary Division (6th Grade & Under) was again Canterbury School of Fort Wayne, who not only repeated as champions, but took the top two spots. With same schools not playing each other, Canterbury’s A and B teams both finished with 4.5 out of 5 matches. On tie breaks, the Canterbury A team was first and Canterbury B team was second. Canterbury A team members were Teddy Tsai, Sam Witwer, Jonathan Bowen, and Sidney Short. Tsai, Witwer, and Short were on last year’s championship team, and Witwer was also on the 2011 championship team. Canterbury B team members were Zach Tempel, Danny Martinez, Ben Elliott, and Christopher Diwis. Canterbury has now won the Elementary division five years in a row.
There was a first time winner in the Primary Division (3rd Grade & Under). With a strong showing from the southwest part of the state, Mt. Vernon had two teams tied for the top three spots. Marrs Elementary of Mt. Vernon, Towne Meadow of Carmel, and West Elementary of Mt. Vernon all finished with 5 out of 6 match points. On tie breaks, Marrs won their first state team championship. Team members were Henry Adams, Braden Blanford, Deborah Mattingly, and Nate Redman.
Chief Tournament Directors were Steve Steppe and Tracey Vibbert, assisted by Craig Hines, Darren Bedwell, Roger Norris, and John Pimentel. The local site coordinator was Bob Fischer. E-mail for further details.
12th/Under: standings and wallchart in tiebreak order
8th/Under: standings and wallchart in tiebreak order
6th/Under: standings and wallchart in tiebreak order
3rd/Under: standings and wallchart in tiebreak order
The following link shows the USCF crosstable with individual results and post-ratings. It is NOT in any tiebreak order and does not show team standings. It is in order of rating, within score groups. In addition, the ratings shown are not official - this tournament will be included in the May Rating Supplement. (The 'R' rating is the 'Regular Over the Board' rating, and the 'Q' rating is the 'Quick Chess' rating. Time controls between 30-65 min. are dual-rated - both Regular and Quick ratings are affected.)
By clicking on the number in front of a player’s name, you can see full details on their opponents for this tournament.
USCF Crosstable - shows USCF ID number, rating, score, and all opponents.