Results in at Junior High Champs: Peng Wins Clear in K-8, Four Way Tie in K-9

Shunkai Peng

Shunkai Peng of Oregon took clear first in the K-8 Chess Championships held this weekend in Grapevine, Texas. He entered Championship Sunday with a perfect 5-0 score and drew his penultimate game against Raghav Venkat of Florida. Peng then defeated Shelev Oberoi in the final round to finish with 6.5/7, a half point ahead of the pack.

The K-9 Championship saw a four-way tie between Jason Metpally, Aydin Turgut, Maximillian Lu and Daniel Hung, with the co-champs all finishing with 6/7.

Canyon Vista Middle School in Texas took top team honors in the K-8 Championships, while T.H. Rogers in Houston, Texas won the K-9 Championship.

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    • The states of the K-8 sole champion is mentioned. The states of the four co-champions in K-9 (CT, IN, TX and TX) are not mentioned. Looking at the K-12 last month, the states of the three co-champions (IL, IL and NY) are not mentioned.

      You probably notice it when NY is not mentioned and don’t notice it when other states are not mentioned, making it seem to you that NY is the only state snubbed.

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