by Isaac Schrantz
The 2016 Parkway District Championship took place at Parkway Central High School on Saturday, March 12. This year the tournament hosted one of its larger fields, with a total of 151 students. Participants from grades K-12 played in five rounds of fifteen minute games. The players were divided into five sections based on grade level while prizes were awarded to the player with the most points from each grade.
The results for the individual winners are as follows:
K- Matthew Lundry 1st- Karthik Rajagopal
2nd- Meera Rajesh 3rd- Anikait Rawat
4th- Allen Zheng 5th- Kevin Li
6th- Nigina Aripova 7th- Jonathan Gollapudi
8th- Tanay Chandak HS- Jason Wan
Along with individual prizes, there were also prizes for the highest scoring schools. Prizes for schools were divided between elementary (K-5), middle school (6-8), and high school. Points for the school prizes were earned by the top five players in each section.
The results for the school winners are as follows:
Elementary- Oak Brook Elementary
Middle School- Northeast Middle
High School- Fern Ridge
This year’s Parkway District Championship was a rousing success, with one mother of a 3rd grade student stating, “This year’s tournament was put together much nicer than years past.” The chief tournament director for this tournament was Mike Kummer. The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis thanks the students and parents for participating in this event. This event could not have been such a success without Denise Farinella and Paul Schwent of the Parkway School District and their assistance with planning and organizing this event.