Charles County Public Schools held the annual Fall Chess Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Thomas Stone High School. More than 120 students participated in the event, which is open to any student in grades kindergarten through 12.
The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students competed in five grade-level divisions and trophies were awarded to first- and second-place winners. Other students that place among their division receive medals, and all participants received a certificate for their performance. Felix Cummings served as the tournament director.
The following students were winners in their division:
Grades kindergarten through second:
- Timothy Martinez, first place, second grade, William B. Wade Elementary School;
- Miles Davis, second place, second grade, William A. Diggs Elementary School;
- Jacob Golder, third place, first grade, Wade;
- Maximus Meiser, fourth place, first grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School;
- Julie Perriello, fourth place, second grade, Wade; and
- Jack Tonnessen, fourth place, second grade, Wade.
Grades three and four:
- Ian Cox, first place, fourth grade, Dr. James Craik Elementary School;
- Nathan Michael, second place, fourth grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School;
- Benjamin Moore, third place, fourth grade, Malcolm Elementary School;
- Mason Cheng, fourth place, third grade, Malcolm;
- Hooria Umer, fourth place, fourth grade, Wade;
- Natalie Green, fifth place, fourth grade, Wade;
- Samidha Nageshwar, sixth place, third grade, Berry Elementary School;
- Asher Walters, sixth place, third grade, T.C. Martin Elementary School;
- Matthew Sanchez, sixth place, fourth grade, Diggs; and
- Suki Aumavae, sixth place, third grade, Wade.
Grades five and six:
- Francis Franch, first place, sixth grade, St. Peter’s School;
- Joseph Papagno, second place, sixth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School;
- Collin Jenkins, third place, sixth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School;
- Daniel West, fourth place, sixth grade, John Hanson Middle School;
- Alyssa Gerhart, fourth place, sixth grade, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School;
- Maci Mulloy, fifth place, fifth grade, Higdon;
- Connor Cox, sixth place, sixth grade, Henson;
- Ebin Sebastian, seventh place, sixth grade, Somers;
- Sky Reed, eighth place, sixth grade, General Smallwood Middle School;
- Leann Asher, ninth place, sixth grade, Piccowaxen Middle School; and
- Dylan Murphy, ninth place, fifth grade, Malcolm.
Grades seven and eight:
- James Tabourne, first place, eighth grade, Stoddert;
- Joshua Sokol, second place, eighth grade, Stoddert;
- Paulo Bonilla, third place, eighth grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School;
- Jarrett Mulloy, fourth place, eighth grade, Piccowaxen;
- Jacob Embry, fifth place, seventh grade, Somers;
- Kristof Lile, sixth place, seventh grade, Henson; and
- Sam Guzzone, seventh place, eighth grade, Smallwood.
Grades nine through twelve:
- Franklin Olmsted, first place, junior, Maurice J. McDonough High School; and
- Alexander Booth, second place, freshman, North Point High School.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Pamela K. Murphy, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD. 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.