Monday, March 6, 2017

WA State Girls Championship

Who's the best-playing of them all?

The 2017 WA State Girls Championship took place on March 4 in the Carnation Library, and on March 5 in the Bellevue Library.  It was a 4 round Swiss tournament, 90 minutes per game, with 10 second delay, open to all girls under 19 in WA State with rating >= 1000.  David Hendricks put great efforts into organizing this event.

Naomi won first place and got $750 from the Washington Chess Federation!   Add her $320 win from the WA State President’s Cup win last month... it looks like a serious way to make a living ;-)


Top 5 girls: Naomi Bashkansky, Stephanie Velea, Minda Chen, Anne-Marie Velea, Sophie Velea

Naomi's next big tournaments:
  • Grand Pacific Open, April, Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria BC
  • Supernationals VI, May, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville TN



The Official Email

From: David Hendricks
Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 12:29 PM
Subject: RE: WA State Girls Championship
Congratulations to Naomi Bashkansky for winning the WA State Girls Championship held Mar 4th + 5th in Carnation and Bellevue libraries. Naomi, an 8th grader attending Odle Middle School and rated 2005 USCF, finished with a perfect 4.0 score.  Naomi wins the prize money of $750 donated by the Washington Chess Federation to assist her in attending a National or International tournament of her choosing this year.  There was a four-way tie for 2nd place between Stephanie Velea, Minda Chen, Anne-Marie Velea, and Sophie Velea, each girl scoring 3.0.  These 4 girls split the $250 prize fund donated by the Chess4Girls organization, or $62.50 each. David Hendricks was the Tournament Director and gets the photo credits.
Back: Naomi Bashkansky, Anne-Marie Velea, Minda Chen, Sophie Tien, Melina Li, Alison Xiao, Melody Wang.
Front: Stephanie & Sophie Velea, Sophie Szeto, Angela Chen, Sonia Devaraju, Angel Shen, Nithya Subramanian, Beatrice Raugei

WA State Girls Championship results

#
Name
ID
Rtng
Team
Grd
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Tot
1
Naomi Bashkansky
14048474
2005
OMS
8
W14
W4
W3
W2
4.0
2
Stephanie Velea
15695130
1624
BCS
4
W10
W7
W6
L1
3.0
3
Minda Chen
15185862
1689
ADD
7
W12
W5
L1
W7
3.0
4
Anne-Marie Velea
15689252
1636
EPS
6
W13
L1
W11
W8
3.0
5
Sophie Velea
15695207
1528
BCS
2
W9
L3
W13
W11
3.0
6
Sophie Tien
15248711
1752
TYE
6
W8
D11
L2
W14
2.5
7
Alison Xiao
15248691
1398
SPT
5
W15
L2
W10
L3
2.0
8
Melina Li
15744318
1149
LCN
4
L6
W15
W9
L4
2.0
9
Beatrice Raugei
16244216
unr.
CML
7
L5
W12
L8
W13
2.0
10
Sonia Devaraju
16063933
680
CHR
4
L2
B---
L7
W15
2.0
11
Melody Wang
15689947
1445
OMS
7
W16
D6
L4
L5
1.5
12
Nithya Subramanian
15712898
1034
LEO
7
L3
L9
D14
B---
1.5
13
Angela Chen
15713185
897
LCN
4
L4
W16
L5
L9
1.0
14
Sophie Szeto
15458295
1255
LCN
5
L1
H---
D12
L6
1.0
15
Angel Shen

unr.
CGR
3
L7
L8
X16
L10
1.0
16
Helena Feng

unr.
OMS
7
L11
L13
F15
U---
0.0

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