UConn Hosts K-12 State Chess
May 21, 2011 a total of 36 students came to the UConn Storrs campus to
compete in the Connecticut K-12 High School Chess Championships. This
year fielded a diverse array of players, ranging from seasoned National
Master Harry Wheeler to first-grader Tyrell Staples. Numerous other
elementary and middle school students participated in the tournament to
gain experience. In addition to Harry Wheeler, the tournament attracted
two other National Masters, Alex Fikiet and Daniel Rozovsky.
exciting play, Harry Wheeler took first place with a perfect 4/4 score,
followed by dark horse competitor Timothy Lung (rated only 1679) on tie
breaks. Tying with Timothy were Michael Finneran and Daniel Rozovsky,
and following the play-off, the prizes were awarded in the following
order: Timothy Lung, Michael Finneran and Daniel Rozovsky.
out the top five performers was Timothy’s older brother, James Lung.
The top team prize went to Hall Memorial High School, whose members
included Daniel Rozovsky, Ben Siegel, Kernan Majerus-Collins, and David
Participants agreed the tournament was very well run by Tournament Director, Timothy Hartley, who made it a great experience.