The Games Begin in Houston
December 7, 2007
Pairings rush at the Blitz tournament on Thursday night. Photo Paul Truong.
Thursday night saw bughouse and blitz tourneys, while the main event of the K-12/Collegiate began Friday, Dec.7 in Houston, Texas. By Monday, 14 new National Champions will be crowned!

You can watch the games live each day on Here is a link to Round 1's coverage.

Jared Tan from California. won the twelve round K-12 blitz tournament with a fantastic 11.5/12 score. His closest rival was Adam Wester, two full points behind, with 9.5. Third-grader Luke Harmon of Idaho (Ed.Note- earlier report incorrectly stated that Harmon was from Indiana) won the K-6 Blitz tournament with 11/12. Ethan Gottlieb and Michael Omori were crowned bughouse champions.

To keep track of all scores and pairings throughout the event, bookmark this link.

Ethan Gottlieb and Michael Omori: 2007 K-12 bughouse champs. Photo Betsy Dynako.