LA PLATA, Md. (November 2, 2011)—More than 65 students competed in the Charles County Public Schools annual Fall Chess Tournament held Oct. 15 at WestlakeHigh School. The tournament is sponsored by the school system and is open to any county resident in grades K-12.
The tournament follows a Swiss-style format in which each student plays four games. Students compete in five grade-level divisions and trophies are awarded to first- and second-place winners. Other students receive medals for placing in their division. The number of participants determines the number of medals awarded in a division.
The following students are winners in their division:
Grades kindergarten through second:
-- Emily Tonnessen, first place, first grade, William B. Wade Elementary School;
-- Jalen Walker, second place, second grade, Arthur Middleton Elementary School; and
-- Blake Franchi, third place, second grade, Grace Lutheran.
Grades three and four:
-- Muhammed Ramamni, first place, third grade, Middleton;
-- Ali Ramamni, tied for first place, fourth grade, Middleton;
-- Joseph Papagno, second place, third grade, Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School;
-- Christopher Morse, tied for second place, fourth grade, William A. Diggs Elementary School;
-- Braydon McElroy, third place, fourth grade, Diggs;
-- Payton Green, fourth place, fourth grade, Wade;
-- John Glassman, fifth place, third grade, Mary H. Matula Elementary School;
-- Ashton Gordon, sixth place, fourth grade, Mitchell;
-- Christopher Rand-Crawford, seventh place, fourth grade, T.C. Martin Elementary School; and
-- Eric Fotang, tied for seventh place, fourth grade, Matula.
Grades five and six:
-- Joshua Sokol, first place, fifth grade, Wade;
-- Adolf Accad, tied for first place, fifth grade, Wade;
-- Jarrett Mulloy, second place, fifth grade, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School;
-- James Tabourne, third place, fifth grade, Eva Turner Elementary School;
-- Kyle Batchelor, tied for third place, sixth grade, Piccowaxen Middle School;
-- Anthony Marshall, fourth place, sixth grade, Matthew Henson Middle School;
-- Jasmine Pardo, fifth place, fifth grade, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; and
-- Jaslyn Tabourne, tied for fifth place, fifth grade, Turner.
Grades seven and eight:
-- Franklin Olmstead, first place, eighth grade, Milton M. Somers Middle School;
-- James Wash II, second place, seventh grade, Theodore G. Davis Middle School;
-- Tracey Easton, third place, seventh grade, John Hanson Middle School; and
-- Henry Chandler, fourth place, seventh grade, Mattawoman Middle School.
Grades nine through twelve:
-- Alexander Armstrong, first place, senior, Thomas Stone High School; and
-- William Hoxie, second place, sophomore, North Point High School.
Felix Cummings served as tournament director and the number of awarded places wasbased on the number of participants in each division.