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|Grades Down to Wire|
|December 13, 2008|
After five rounds of the Grade Nationals (Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Dec.11-14), there are few clear leaders but many perfect scores on Sunday morning. After 2 more rounds, 13 new national champions and 13 new national championship teams will emerge. We already have some new champions: Jared Tan and John Williams won the bughouse championship. Jared Tan also won the Blitz K-12, while there was a 4-way tie in the K-6, in order of tiebreak: David Adelberg, Jacob McClanahan, Brian Li and Joshua Colas.
You can watch selected games live on monroi.com. Here are two wins from the big event by two of the co-leaders, Jarod Pamatmat in 6th grade and Christopher Wu in fourth grade.
Standings after five rounds
Click here for complete standings by grade including team standings
Kindergarten- Awonder Liang, 5/5
1st- grade- Aravind Kumar, Benjamin Lu and Dawson James Lipman-5/5
2nd grade- William Radak, Zachary Tanenbaum and Albert Lu-5/5
3rd grade- Jonathan Chiang and Alex Liu-5/5
4th grade- Christopher Wu, Matthew Zeitlin, Yash Pershad, Bryce McClanahan, Dillon L.Holder-5/5
5th grade- Kyle Shin and Michael Ainsworth-5/5
6th grade- Jarod Pamatmat, Sarah Chiang and Brian Li-5/5
7th grade-Dipro Chakraborty, John Lodger Hughes, Nicholas Rosenthal, Luciano Aguilar, Peter Fenger-4.5/5
8th grade-Ryan Jospeh Moon, Michael Chiang, Hengyi Wu, Elliot Sam Silberman-4.5/5
9th grade- Andrew Ng and Bob Siyuan Shao-4.5/5
10th grade- Marc Arnold and Alexander Heimann- 4.5/5
11th grade- Dalton Perrine- 5/5
12th grade-Toby Boas-5/5
Look for a list of final winners and more photos tonight, and Elizabeth Vicary's dispatch early next week.
All photos by Betsy Dynako unless noted