|By Edie Grossfield
The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN
The John Adams chess club improved on last year’s fifth place finish at the Minnesota State Chess Association Tournament by completing a strong final round and taking fourth out of 11 junior high/middle school teams. Over 80 players competed in the K-9 division.
Man Luong (8th) placed 16th out of the top 20 and received a trophy. Nhi Huynh (7th) went undefeated (4 wins and 2 draws) to attain 5 out of 6 possible points. She captured fourth place individual and was the top female player in the division. Rounding out the JA team were Darren & Josh Anes Dy Quiangco (8th).
The club members now focus their sights on the United States Chess Federation Senior National Tournament which will be April 13-15 in Minneapolis. Look for the results to be posted on this website.
Visit the John Adams GATE website for photos of the event.
There is a new annotated game posted. The game was played in the Junior High section of the 2012 MN Scholastic Championship between a John Adams student and a young expert. Annotations are by Rob Newshutz.