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|"WI Chess Academy's Surprise" Takes North|
|By Alex Betaneli|
|February 19, 2008|
The "WI Chess Academy's Surprise" won the U.S. Amateur Team North (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Feb.16-17). The winning team is composed of three of Wisconsin top active players and a talented IL junior Trevor Magness. The victory was largely determined by Erik Santarius's and Trevor Magness's perfect scores on boards three and four.
"Fischer Evermore" (left to right: Raymonds Lauzums, Mark Parnaby, Scot Henderson, Wesley Ferguson) played "WI Chess Academy's Surprise" in round one. Photo Gunner Lauzums.
The Scholastic Section was full of intrigue with "Buenos No-Chess" (3.5-0.5) and "Corps of 204" (4-0) slugging it out in the last round. It was a hard-fought tie resulting in "Crops of 204" winning the event. All results will be posted on www.wichessacademy.com by Wed evening. The tournament has been rated already. Finally, there were no reports of chess players freezing to death!
Best Middle School: "Roman Levit Chess Club" (Anton Rudenko, Elan Leykin, Ilya Litvin, Kirill Shmilovich)
Best Elementary School: "King's Dragons" (David Jin, Rohan Mhaskar, Sean Chang, Suhas Kodali)
2nd Best Elementary School: "Chicago Chess Kids" (Roshan Shankar, Saagar Shah, Rohit Shankar, Neil Chakravartty, Aka Chakravartty)
Best Name Team Award: "Buenos No-Chess" (names above)
Board One: Roshan Shankar from "Chicago Chess Kids" (4.5/5)
Board Two: Gabe Foster from "Corps of 204" and Rohan Mhaskar from "King's Dragons" (4.5/5)
Board Three: Thomas Schneider from "Corps of 204" (5/5)
Board Four: Henry Vander Hill from "Buenos No-Chess" (5/5)