Strong start for Lubbock chess players, UIL competition in 2011
Posted: January 30, 2011 – 12:13am
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Approximately 75 players, from ages 6 to 60-plus, took part in the first chess tournament of 2011 in Lubbock, the seventh “Get Smart! Play Chess!,” this past Saturday at the Science Spectrum.

In addition, approximately 30 students took part in the first ever UIL Chess Puzzle Solving Invitational that took place between rounds two and three.

• Here are the final top 3 winners in each section:

Final standings (by tiebreaks order): K-12
1. Bernadette Perez (Frenship) 4.0 points / 4 games
2-3. Robert Mitchell (Estacado) 3.0
2-3. Kelvin Cassity (Estacado) 3.0

• Final standings: K-8
1. Felix Perez (Mackenzie) 3.5 points / 4 games
2. Ben Cheatham (Murfee) 3.0
3-4. Wolfgang Simmons (Evans) 2.5
3-4. Joaquin Munoz (Atkins) 2.5

• Final standings: K-5
1. Brian Mulligan (All-Saints) 4.0 points / 4 games
2-5. Leeam Polgar (Murfee) 3.0
2-5. Daniel McCarty (Ramirez) 3.0
2-5. Luca D’Amico-Wong (Murfee) 3.0
2-5. Sarah Cheatham (Murfee) 3.0

• Final standings: K-2
1-2. Andrew McClure (All-Saints) 3.5 points / 4 games
1-2. Alex Viner (Harwell) 3.5
3. Ezekiel Hernandez (Ramirez) 3.0

• Final standings: Novice Section
1. Quincy Walker (Dunbar) 4.0 points / games
2-4. Jason Henry (Dunbar) 3.0
2-4. Alex Wixon (Atkins) 3.0
2-4. Brendan Boss (OL Slaton) 3.0

Here are the final team standings in all sections:

• Team standings: K-12
1. Estacado; 2. Frenship; 3. Lubbock

• Team standings: K-8
1. Atkins; 2. Frenship; 3. Mackenzie

• Team standings: K-5
1. Murfee; 2. Ramirez; 3. All Saints

• Team standings: K-2
1. Harwell; 2. All Saint; 3. Murfee

• Team standings: Novice
1. Dunbar; 2. Atkins; 3. Bozeman

Photos from the event: http://picasaweb.google.com/SPICEChess/7thGetSmartPlayChess

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