Results are in at Elementary Champs!

Results are in at the 2019 National Elementary (K-6) Championship!

CLO will have a full wrap-up later this week. For now, here are the winners in the Championship sections.

K-6 Championship

There is a six way tie for first place in the K-6. Vyom Vidyarthi, Abinav Rajiv Mundayat, Aghilan Nachiappan, Adi Murgescu, Evan Park, and James Oh all scored 6/7 to claim a slice of first place.

The Speyer Legacy School (NY) won the K-6 team title with 20.5 team points. Mission San Jose Elementary (CA) finished a pont behind in second place, while Wiebel Elementary School (CA) took third place over Dalton (NY).

K-5 Championship

Cooper Ho (photo Betsy Zacate)

Cooper Ho wins the K-5 with a score of 6.5/7. Four players – Doruk Emir, Ronen Wilson, Erick Zhao, and Rohan Padhye – finished a half-point behind in shared 2nd-5th place.

Joseph A. Williams Elementary (FL) took the K-5 team championship, finishing a half-point ahead of Dalton (NY). PS 33 Chelsea Prep (NY) ended the event in third place.

K-3 Championship

Omya Vidarthi and mom (photo Betsy Zacate)

Omya Vidyarthi is K-3 Champion, finishing a half-point ahead of the field at 6.5/7. Four players were at 6/7: Avaan Shiv Chamadia, Nikash Vemparala, Neeraj Harish, and Nate Ziegler.

New York schools took the top five spots in the K-3 team competition. PS 77 Lower Lab School was the winner with 17.5 team points. Speyer Legacy School finished second on tiebreaks over Dalton.

K-1 Championship

Alexander Braun (photo Betsy Zacate)

Alexander Braun (seen above) and Kyle Yiwen Wang (camera shy) are the K-1 co-champions. Both players ended the tournament with a 6.5/7 score. Sanjeev Ganga, Connor Wang, Vihaan Jammalamadaka Leo Yang, Connor Liao, and Bryson Wolf were a half-point behind at 6/7.

Hunter College Campus School (NY) is K-1 team champion, followed by Collegiate School (NY) and Oak Hall (FL) in second and third places, respectively.

Note: all photos courtesy of Betsy Zacate /

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  1. Congratulations to all participants. The “Dean of Scholastic Chess” now challenges you to make next year even better!

  2. A really fun tournament to watch. Many of the links to the pgn files (along with other links) at are broken, e.g. they point to the recent JHS championship instead. Please fix them.

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