Charles County Students Participate in Fall Chess Tournament

LA PLATA, Md. (Oct. 14, 2008)—More than 50 students competed in the Charles County Public Schools annual Fall Chess Tournament held Oct. 11 at Westlake High School. The tournament, sponsored by the school system's gifted education department, is open to any county resident in grades K-12.

The tournament includes a Swiss-style competition in which students play four games. Students compete among five grade-level divisions. Trophies are awarded to first- and second-place winners in each division and all other winners are awarded medals.

The following students were winners in their division:

Grades kindergarten through second:

-- James Tabourne, first place, Eva Turner Elementary School;
-- Nicholas An, second place, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School;
-- Jarrett Mulloy, third place, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School; and
-- Gabriel Catterton, tied for third place, Mary H. Matula Elementary School.

Grades third and fourth:

-- John Makell, first place, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School;
-- James Wash, second place, William B. Wade Elementary School;
-- Luke Vandegrift, third place, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School;
-- Thomas Mahr, fourth place, Dr. James Craik Elementary;
-- Robert Heilmeier, fifth place, Malcolm Elementary School; and
-- Aljan Tablizo, sixth place, C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School.

Grades fifth and sixth:

-- Nathaniel Thompson, first place, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School;
-- Franklin Olmsted, second place, Craik;
-- Antonio Miguelez, third place, Milton M. Somers Middle School;
-- Marzell Tabourne, fourth place, Mattawoman Middle School;
-- Logan Levi, fifth place, Mattawoman;
-- Alexander Catterton, sixth place, Matula;
-- Matteo Muehlhauser, seventh place, Theodore G. Davis Middle School;
-- Wyatt Gilroy, eighth place, Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy; and
-- Emma Dawson, ninth place, Higdon.

Grades seventh and eighth:

-- Alex Smith, first place, Somers;
-- William Hoxie, second place, Somers; and
-- Kevin Kreilick, third place, Somers.

Grades ninth through twelfth:

-- Derek Carey, first place, North Point High School.

Felix Cummings served as tournament director and the number of awarded places was based on the number of participants in each division.

Source: Charles County public school system

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