Daniel Dodds and Kristen Snowdeal to Represent South Carolina at the Denker and Polgar
By David Grimaud   
March 3, 2009
Contact: David Grimaud
President, S.C. Chess Association
DWGrimaud@aol.com

The 2009 South Carolina Scholastic Championships were held in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, February 28. Ninety-two students participated, with 43 in the Elementary School Section, 20 in the Middle School Section, and 29 in the High School Section. The competition was a five-round, Swiss.

Daniel Dodds (1760), an 11th grade home-schooled student, won the High School Section with a perfect score of 5.0. He will represent the state in the '09 Denker National Tournament of High School Champions. Here is one of his wins:



Daniel Junh Lee won the Middle School title, scoring 4.5.

Kevis Tsao and Mowei "Tiger" Tang tied for first in the Elementary School section, each scoring 5.0.

Kristen Snowdeal of Spring Valley High School will represent the state at the '09 GM Susan Polgar National Invitational Tournament for Girls.

In team competition, D.W. Daniel High School took first place with 14.5 points, R.C. Edwards Middle School took first place with 15.5 points, and Clemson Elementary School took first with 17.0 points.

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