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USCF 2007 National High School Chess Championship Breaks Record! Print E-mail
By Joan DuBois   
April 17, 2007
April 17, 2007Scholastic Director
Press Release #9 of 2007[email protected]

(Crossville, TN) The 2007 USCF National High School (K-12) Championship broke a record with 1447 young chess competitors in Kansas City, Missouri! The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) held this 7 round national championship at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in their new Exhibit Hall April 13-15, 2007. Each player in the five sections: K12 Championship; K12 Under 1500; K12 Under 1200; K12 Under 900 and K12 Unrated played under a G/120 time control. In addition to individual competition, team competition was at stake in each section.

All five sections for individuals ended in a time and a variety of tie-break systems were used to determine who would receive the trophy. Players that tied do share the section title of Co-Champions!

K12 Championship: Alex Lenderman (NY) won the tie-break against Alexander Barnett (MD) and Michael Zhong after a tied score of 6.5 points.

K12 Team Championship: Catalina Foothills H.S. from Tucson, AZ won the trophy after a tie-break with the Edward R. Murrow H.S. from NY. Tied score was 22.0 points. Catalina has won two of the past three National High School Championships!

K12 Under 1500: Nick Graves (MN) took home the trophy after a tie-break with Joshua D. Miller of WI. Tied score after seven rounds was 6.5.

K12 Team Under 1500: Minneapolis Southwest secured the title of Team Champion, second year in a row, with a final score of 20.5!

K12 Under 1200: Dominique Myers and Alfonso Chie tied with 6.5 scores. Myers secured the trophy after tie-break.

K12 Team Under 1200: Archbishop McCarthy H.S. from Ft. Lauderdale, FL took the title and trophy with a score of 20.0.

K12 Under 900: Mark A. Salita (MD) tied with Deborah Simoes also from Maryland with 7.0 scores. Salita took home the trophy.

K12 Team Under 900: Northwest H.S. from Germantown, Maryland secured the title with a final score of 25.5.

K12 Unrated: Justin Bernard Braddy of Illinois won the tie-break with Fedor M. Titov also from Illinois to secure the trophy. Braddy and Titov tied with 6.5 scores.

K12 Team Unrated: Mcclintock High School from Tempe, Arizona won the K12 Team Unrated title with a final score of 22.0.

MyChessPhotos.com (official photographer) awarded a $250.00 scholarship to Caleb Molitoris of California for the biggest upset prize. Caleb rated 1073 beat his opponent rated 2016!

Co-champions Daniel Schwarz of CA, Corey B. Acor of FL and Landon Brownell of AZ tied with 11.0 scores in the 2007 Blitz Championship. Schwarz won on tie-break. The tournament crosstable can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200704126081

The 2007 Bughouse Championship was won by Bughouse Team D. McNall and I. Meerovich who scored 11.0.

The USCF congratulations all participants on their outstanding accomplishments. A complete list of all players can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2007/hs/ and click on "Results" for section winner and standingĀ listings. Crosstables for each section can be found at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?200704156731

Results for the Parents & Friends (Non-rated, Rated and Combined) will be available soon.

The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the United States and is now headquartered in Crossville, Tennessee. USCF is devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. It promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, and as a means for the improvement of society. The USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization with over 80,000 members.For additional information on the USCF see: http://www.uschess.org.