Scholastic Event Reports 2006 - 2007
Dragonslayer (March 17)
The last local event of the year saw 103 players turn out at St. Georges for the Dragonslayer. First place in the K-3 section was won by Pullman's Timothy McAleer with a perfect 5.0 score. The K-6 champions, both with perfect 5.0 scores, were also from Pullman: Vivek Jayaram and Peter Schumaker. The K-12 section was won by high schoolers Ryan Ackerman and Kevin Baker (playing in his last scholastic tourney), who topped the filed with 4.5 scores after drawing their third match.
Groundhog Gambit (Feb. 17)
96 players turned out at St. Georges School over President's Day weekend to compete in this year's Groundhog Gambit. The 36 player K-3 section was won by Cyril Berndt (4.5) from Grace Lutheran elementary; second place went to Michael Thew (4.0) of St. Georges. There were 35 players in the K-6 section. Vivek Jayaram of Pullman's Lincoln Middle School won the section with the only perfect (5.0) score in the entire event. Second place went to Peter Schumaker (4.5) from Pullman's Jefferson Elementary. Home-schooler Ken Erickson claimed first place on tie break over Richard Schumaker, both of whom scored 4.5, in winning the K-12 section.
GSL Team Championship (Feb. 9)
Gonzaga Prep dethroned two-time defending champion Mead by winning their final round match, 3-2, to edge to victory over a tightly grouped field. Prep (2.5) needed a late comeback in round two to draw its match with Ferris and give it the opportunity to play Mead in the final round. Mead (2.0) won the second place trophy by virtue of its second round victory over third-place finisher Prep's #2 team (2.0) and a small tiebreak advantage over Ferris (2.0) which claimed fourth. Lewis & Clark (1.5) finished fifth, but needed only an additional half point in its final round match with Ferris to have finished second (on tiebreak) over Mead. The teams were simply that close! Shadle Park (6th) and an under-manned North Central squad, returning to team play for the first time in several years, were next with 1.0 scores.
For the second year in a row, Mead first board Kevin Baker (3.0), won the trophy as the outstanding individual in the event. Other perfect scores were Shadle Park second board David Rogers, playing in his first tournament, Mead third board Joel Baker, Kevin's twin, and LC fourth board Bogdan Lisovenko. Lisovenko, a sophomore, also was perfect in last year's team competition.
Gonzaga Prep's champions:
Outstanding individual performer Kevin Baker of Mead concentrates during his final match game against Prep's Kelly Henthorn:
Below: Final round action featuring the match between Lewis & Clark (l) and Ferris (r). This match ended in a draw.
(all photos compliments of James Stripes)
Northwest Scholastic Rating System
Spokane League Team Championship
February 9, 2007
pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 tot
1 BAKER, KEVIN MHSM3978 1386 1416/ 52 W14 W11 W16 3.0
2 BAKER, JOEL MHSMK423 816 883/ 45 W28 W23 W5 3.0
3 LISOVENKO, BOGDAN LWCKH839 856 897/ 25 W8 W35 W7 3.0
4 ROGERS, DAVID SHPMC351 1200 1416/ 3 W21 W24 W26 3.0
5 RINALDI, NOAH GPSL4067 956 971/ 19 W31 W17 L2 2.0
6 VOGEL, KATIE MHSJ9654 736 755/ 91 W20 W15 L13 2.0
7 DOUGLASS, ALEX FRRLA090 676 721/ 16 W35 W12 L3 2.0
8 FORSHAG, PATRICK GPSM4145 682 738/ 50 L3 W25 W27 2.0
9 COLEMAN, JOHN LWCLH595 967 965/ 20 W26 W10 L19 2.0
10 SABATA, JACOB MHSK9148 710 778/ 13 W19 L9 W24 2.0
11 GROVER, MATTHEW GPSLE795 853 925/ 26 W18 L1 W34 2.0
12 TRAN, MINH GPSLE347 922 908/ 16 W27 L7 W25 2.0
13 BOILEAU, JACOB GPSM4041 821 804/ 32 W29 L20 W6 2.0
14 BLUE, BEN NCLJ7344 1418 1401/150 L1 W34 W23 2.0
15 WORKLAND, DANNY GPSLC791 642 645/ 7 W22 L6 W29 2.0
16 HENTHORN, KELLY GPSLK027 1139 1145/ 16 W34 W36 L1 2.0
17 ROWLES, FIONA FRRKE078 1137 1115/ 16 W37 L5 W30 2.0
18 LISOVENKO, DMITRIY LWCL2750 1251 1216/ 56 L11 BYE W36 2.0
19 LE, KHOI FRRJC709 900 917/ 3 L10 D21 W9 1.5
20 KERANEN, SEAN FRRMJ788 551 581/ 10 L6 W13 D22 1.5
21 MARTIN, KYLE GPSM4655 1006 1008/ 69 L4 D19 W38 1.5
22 NICHOLS, JESSICA LWCKJ884 1000 436/ 2 L15 BYE D20 1.5
23 HOLGUIN, CHRIS GPSLE582 659 696/ 16 W30 L2 L14 1.0
24 STRIPES, REUBEN NCLK1773 729 742/165 W38 L4 L10 1.0
25 HERTZ, DERRAN MHSMD365 1200 614/ 3 W32 L8 L12 1.0
26 PETERSON, BEN GPSKK021 806 820/ 16 L9 W38 L4 1.0
27 CLARK, BRYAN SHPKG774 1000 614/ 3 L12 W32 L8 1.0
28 HICKS, STEVE NCLLD349 443 473/ 8 L2 L31 W37 1.0
29 TRUDEAU, SAM SHPLH134 1100 400/ 2 L13 BYE L15 1.0
30 WU, DYLAN LWCK8915 1012 952/ 46 L23 W37 L17 1.0
31 GLANZER, ISSAC SHPMJ451 1200 739/ 2 L5 W28 U 1.0
32 KINNE, NATE NCLLD083 1100 490/ 3 L25 L27 W35 1.0
33 COULSON, DOUG FRRKH599 935 958/ 18 W36 U U 1.0
34 GREER, MATTHEW SHPL8183 857 824/ 41 L16 L14 L11 0.0
35 CASTO, DE FRRL4892 1100 400/ 3 L7 L3 L32 0.0
36 LE, KHAI FRRJH032 895 844/ 11 L33 L16 L18 0.0
37 ANDREWS, MAC GPSLJ856 483 406/ 7 L17 L30 L28 0.0
38 WEHDE, CHRIS MHSK3373 953 856/ 23 L24 L26 L21 0.0
The total Number of Rated Games = 54
Fifth Winterfest (January 20)
This event lived up to its title as an early morning snow storm made travel difficult from Spokane southwards and prevented nearly 1/4 of the pre-registered players from attending. Still, 91 managed to arrive and play some fine chess.
The only perfect score of the event was turned in by Cyril Berndt in the K-3 section. His 5.0 topped the field of 36 by a point. The K-6 title was shared by third grader Peter Schumaker and Vivek Jayaram with 4.5 scores. The two drew in their fourth round contest and then held serve by winning their final round to win their section. The K-12 section was won by Lewis and Clark junior Dmitry Lisovenko. He scored 4.5 in claiming the upper section championship. He was forced into a first round bye when a fatal accident near Deer Park stopped traffic and delayed several entrants from making the first round.
GSL Individual Championship (Jan. 12)
Mead Senior Kevin Baker won the GSL Championship with a perfect score of 5.0 topping the 33 player field. NC freshman Ben Blue was second with 4.5. Baker defeated defending champion Dmitry Lisovenko of LC in a final round rematch of last year's championship game won by Lisovenko. Kevin turned the tables this year to claim the title. Lisovenko, a junior, took the third place trophy with his 4.0 score. Kelly Henthorn, a junior a Gonzaga Prep, and Mt. Spokane freshman Holleigh Bergstrom, also scored 4.0 in claiming the fourth and fifth place trophies, respectively. Ferris freshman Khai Le took sixth place with a 3.5 score.
Northwest Scholastic Rating System
Spokane League Championship
January 12, 2006
Number of players= 33
Number of rounds= 5
Tournament Director: Korsmo
Date of the event: 1-12-07
pos last name first id numb start end/#gms rd1 rd2 rd3 rd4 rd5 tot
1 BAKER, KEVIN MHSM3978 1364 1402/ 44 W6 W13 W4 W7 W3 5.0
2 BLUE, BEN NCLJ7344 1290 1296/142 D15 W8 W18 W11 W7 4.5
3 LISOVENKO, DMITRY LWCL2750 1154 1183/ 50 W23 W21 W9 W5 L1 4.0
4 HENTHORN, KELLY GPSLK027 1102 1139/ 13 W30 W16 L1 W12 W10 4.0
5 BERGSTROM, HOLLEIGH MSPJ1338 1134 1142/191 W19 W14 W10 L3 W9 4.0
6 LE, KHAI FRRJH032 791 895/ 8 L1 W15 D27 W17 W21 3.5
7 ROWLES, FIONA FRRKE078 1141 1137/ 13 W22 W18 W11 L1 L2 3.0
8 COULSON, DOUG FRRKH599 955 935/ 17 L24 L2 W30 W15 W22 3.0
9 TRAN, MINH GPSLE347 928 922/ 13 W32 W26 L3 W20 L5 3.0
10 WEHDE, CHRIS MHSK3373 890 895/ 15 W29 W24 L5 W19 L4 3.0
11 COLEMAN, JOHN LWCLH595 951 967/ 17 W25 W20 L7 L2 W16 3.0
12 HARDMAN, NICK MSPMC435 1200 958/ 5 L18 W23 W14 L4 W20 3.0
13 PETERSON, BEN GPSKK021 837 806/ 13 W33 L1 L24 W28 W19 3.0
14 BOILEAU, JACOB GPSM4041 796 821/ 29 W27 L5 L12 W18 W25 3.0
15 PETERSON, ISAIAH GPSL3358 782 787/ 16 D2 L6 W29 L8 W26 2.5
16 COULSON, JASON FRRM8477 839 818/ 21 W31 L4 D17 W22 L11 2.5
17 WORKLAND, DANNY GPSLC791 1100 642/ 4 L20 W29 D16 L6 WF 2.5
18 GREER, MATTHEW SHPL8183 861 857/ 38 W12 L7 L2 L14 W27 2.0
19 DOUGLASS, ALEX FRRLA090 650 676/ 13 L5 W33 W21 L10 L13 2.0
20 STRIPES, REUBEN NCLK1773 808 783/157 W17 L11 W25 L9 L12 2.0
21 BAKER, JOEL MHSMK423 854 816/ 37 W28 L3 L19 W23 L6 2.0
22 HOLGUIN, CHRIS GPSLE582 660 659/ 13 L7 W31 W26 L16 L8 2.0
23 GROVER, MATTHEW GPSLE795 775 746/ 18 L3 L12 W31 L21 W28 2.0
24 MURFF, JAMES ADUN8472 497 636/ 11 W8 L10 W13 U U 2.0
25 KERANEN, SEAN FRRMJ788 545 551/ 7 L11 BYE L20 W27 L14 2.0
26 SHOEMAKER, JUSTIN MHSJH686 474 469/ 13 BYE L9 L22 W29 L15 2.0
27 ANDREWS, MAC GPSLJ856 1100 483/ 4 L14 WF D6 L25 L18 1.5
28 HICKS, STEVE NCLLD349 1100 443/ 5 L21 L30 W33 L13 L23 1.0
29 COLE, FOREST MSPKG856 1000 400/ 4 L10 L17 L15 L26 BYE 1.0
30 VAN ORSOW, JESSE MSPMI002 562 598/ 8 L4 W28 L8 U U 1.0
31 SJOL, JORDAN MSPLH109 1100 400/ 3 L16 L22 L23 BYE LF 1.0
32 BROWNLEE, MEGAN MSPLJ511 1100 400/ 1 L9 LF HPB U U 0.5
33 STARKEL, CAMERON MSPMD159 1200 400/ 3 L13 L19 L28 U U 0.0
The total Number of Rated Games = 74
January Joust (Jan. 6)
St. Georges School hosted the first scholastic event of calendar year 2007. 97 kids turned out on a beautiful day for plenty of exciting chess. Each of the three sections saw one player with a perfect 5.0 score who claimed first place. There were 37 entered in the K-3 section, which was won by St. Georges third grader Michael Thew. A total of 35 played in the K-6 section. Kashif Ravasia, a fifth grader at St. Georges, won that event. The 25 player 7-12 section was won by Michael Cambareri (10th grader, St. Georges). Will Dittman, a 7th grader at Sacajawea, was the top junior high finisher with a 4.0. score. St. Georges edged Brentwood by half a point to take the top school trophy in the Elementary School sections. The St. Marks team was the top finisher in the middle school section. Mead won the trophy for best high school team score.
Black Knights Joust (Dec. 10)
Arcadia elementary school was the site for the first Black Knights Joust on December 9. A total of120 students competed in the three section tourney. Four players topped the 37 player K-3 section with 4.0 scores: Cyril Berndt, Timothy McAleer, Keenan Reinhardt, and Joshua Wong. Timothy claimed the grant champion trophy on tiebreak. Brentwood Elementary edged Jefferson Elementary of Pullman by one-half point in the K-3 team competition!
Jon Ross won the 46 player K-6 section with a perfect 5.0 score. St. Georges School captured the team trophy in this section.
Chelan's Cyrus Desmarais was perfect in the K-12 section, edging Ken Erickson in the final game to win this section. Mead High School claimed the first place team trophy.
This well-organized event followed in the path of the four earlier and successful Winterfest tourneys.
Aunties High School Event (Nov. 4)
Fourteen players competed in a high school only players event at Aunties Bookstore on November 4, 2006. Mead High School senior Kevin Baker won the tourney with a perfect 4.0 score after defeating defending GSL individual champion Dmitry Lisovenko of LC in the final round. Lisovenko tied for second (3.0) with teammate Dylan Wu of LC and Ryan Ackerman of River City Academy. Thai Koi (Ferris H.S.) won a chess set donated by Uncle's Games for the best score by an unrated player.
Palouse Chess Challenge (Pullman, Oct. 28)
The first scholastic tourney in the region, the PALOUSE CHESS CHALLENGE 2006, was played in Pullman on Saturday, October 28. There were 31 kids competing in the K-8 event. Nathan Arthurs of Pullman won the K-3 section with 5 points. Daniel Gimbel of St. Georges' school won first in the 4-6 section with another 5 point score. Alex Chow of Spokane won the 7-8 section. School winners were: Jefferson Elementary (Pullman) -- First Place; Franklin Elementary (Pullman) -- Second Place; and St. Georges School -- third place. Nathan and Daniel won a place in the Tournament of Champions and nine other players qualified for the state tourney. That is a great showing for the first event of the year!
Our local players report that the event was well run and even completed ahead of schedule!