Marissa Li wins the U-14 section of the National All-Girls Championship. Leading the field by a full point going into the last round. Our Chicago favorite sister, Marissa Li, easily sailed into a 1st place finish at this national championship.
Emma Cheng wins the U-10 section of the National All-Girls Championship. This championship for Emma came shortly after she tied for 1st in the All-Girls K-12 championship in Ohio. Leading the field by a 1/2 point with a perfect 5-0 score, Emma held to a draw with someone that was rated almost 400 points higher than her to clinch the title. There were 118 players in her section. She also finished in 7th place in the Blitz tournament.
Maggie Feng sweeps that field at the Ohio High School Championship. Following last week's clear 1st place win at the National Junior High School Championship, Maggie won the Ohio High School Championship with a perfect 6-0 score. Maggie has earned the right to represent Ohio at the National Denker Tournament this summer. I expect to watch Maggie compete in the U.S. Female National Championship next year.
Vincent Baker came in clear first place in the Ohio Middle School Championship. This has been a very successful year for Vincent who is also the current National 7th grade champion. CCL took the top 5 spots in this event with Vincent being followed by Chis Shen, Justin Storn, Luke Xie, and Jason Wang. Vincent has earned the right to represent Ohio at the National Barber Tournament this summer.