|James Black and Raven Sturt Take Blitz Champs|
|December 10, 2009|
The National K-12 Championships in Dallas, Texas kicked off with blitz tournaments. James Black of IS 318 won the K-6 section while Raven Sturt of Bronx Science took first in the K-12. Friday, December 11, is the first full day of competition. Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's simul will begin in the morning and rounds 1 and 2 will start at 1 and 6 PM EST. For more details on Alexandra's visit, see the earlier CLO article with analysis, links and an interview with Kosteniuk. Look for more stories and photos from the K-12s over the weekend and early next week. Stay up to date on your favorite players and teams on the pairings & results link.
Photos by Polly Wright