2008 Junior High School/Middle School

Utah State Chess Championships
West High ELP and Salt Lake Arts Academy: School Champs
Jeremy Troff and Tony Chen: Individual Co-Champs
For the eighth straight year, West High School’s Extended Learning Program captured the
Utah State Junior High School Chess Championship (grades 6-9), large-school division, with
24.0 points. Bonneville Junior High (19.5 points) and Bennion (17.0 points) took second and
third. West players also took or shared the top spot in each individual grade they entered.
In the small-school division, the Salt Lake Arts Academy took first place (19.5 points),
followed by Dixon (15.0 points) and Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s (14.5 points).
Jeremy Troff and Tony Chen (West) were overall tournament Co-Champions (6.5 points),
with Jeremy Troff winning on tie-breaks. Davis Unruh (Whittier), Eliza McIntosh (West), and
Michael Thompson (Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s) tied for third (6.0 points).
Approximately 153 players from 24 schools participated in the 7-round, 2-day tournament
held at the University of Utah, March 13-14. Javier Pinedo of Rowland Hall-St. Mark’s served
(once again!) as tournament director, as well as the 2008 President of the Utah Junior High State
Chess Association (UJHSCA).
Grade-Level Individual Results
• 6th grade: Co-Champions: Davis Unruh and Michael Thompson (6.0 points); 1st place:
Bryce Rex and Anthony Avila (5.0 points)
• 7th grade: Champion and 1st place: Andrew Burnside (5.5 points); 2nd place: Josh Haley
and August Boyle (4.5 points)
• 8th grade: Co-Champions: Eliza McIntosh and Oscar Gonzalez (6.0 points); 2nd place:
Scott Treiman, Andy Law, and Richard Papalia (5.5 points)
• 9th grade: Co-Champions: Jeremy Troff and Tony Chen (6.5 points); 1st place: Calvin
Nguyen, Adam Mielke, and Ryan Gould (5.5 points)
Players are listed in tie-break order where appropriate. By UJHSCA rules, the highest
scoring player or players in each individual grade were considered to be that grade’s 2008
Champion or Co-Champions. First-place awards were given to the player(s) in each grade with
the highest score who did not also receive an award as one of the top five players in the
tournament overall.
More complete results are appended. A similar but somewhat shorter article has been sent to
local media, without the appendix.
----------------For further information, contact Greg Clark, West High parent chess coordinator
(Greg.Clark@utah.edu; home: (801) 582-9740; work: 585-9796).

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WRIGHT, KATRINA (5.0,981)

STEUR, JAMES (4.5,769)

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EDMUNDS, MATIHEW (4.0,716)

KEARNEY, TAYLOR (4.0,nnnn)

BARTON, BRIAN (4.0,719)

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MILLeR (8)
BROWN, MATT (5.0,nnnn)

WARD, STEVEN (4.5,nnnn)

GEISLER, DEITRICH (4.0,nnnn)

RAUCH, WILL (3.0,nnnn)

NELSON, DYLAN (3.0,nnnn)

SCHEESE, SPENCER (3.0,nnnn)

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WASATC (6)
GONDOLO, ELISABETH (5.0,823)

MERENLUOTO, ALESKI (4.0,nnnn)

BARNES, BRIAN (4.0,nnnn)

SCHMID, ALEXIS (3.5,nnnn)

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CANYON (4)
ANDERSEN, DALLIN (4.5,811)

ALVAREZ, CARLOS (4.0,737)

WALTER, JOHN (4.0,754)

WELKER, TAYLOR (3.0,757)

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MATHES (8)
NGUYEN, CALVIN (5.5,1456)

BEYNON, D.J. (3.5,631)

WINGER, DAVID (3.0,nnnn)

MADSEN, HEATH (3.0,736)

PARKINSON, TRAVIS (3.0,nnnn)

WEIKEL, LYNN (3.0,675)

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McCLELLAN, JOSHUA (4.5,737)

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RIOS, JUNIOR (3.5,nnnn)

BROADBENT, .JEFF (3.0,onnn)

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SOUZA, JEFFREY (4.0,680)

LUND, KENNEDY (4.0,nnnn)

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124.5

533.0

203.0

19.5

79.5

120.0

484.0

149.5

19.5

75.5

104.5

433.5

119.5

17.0

68.0

107.5

433.0

109.0

16.5

71.0

106.0

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101.0

408.0

97.0

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62.0

100.0

408.0

93.0

15.0

71.0

106.0

444.5

97.0

15.0

57.0

93.5

380.5

82.5

14.5

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KERGAYE, OMAR (3.0,nnnn)
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THOMPSON, MICHAEL (6.0,1565)
ENG, MARISA (4.5,1080)
KIM, ANNE-ELIZABETH (4.0,1077)
CENTER (9)
MERRILL, JAMES (4.0,721)
LORE, EDWARD (3.5,nnnn)
FIGUEROA, AUSTIN (3.0,nnnn)
CARTER, KAYLOR (3.0,nnnn)
OLYMPU (19)
VANSLOOTEN, JESSE (4.0,nnnn)
PINNOCK, STEVEN (3.5,nnnn)
OH, CHRIS (3.0,nnnn)
OLSON, ZACH (3.0,nnnn)
LIBERT (5)
MASON, JOSHUA (4.0,nnnn)
RUSHTON, SKYLER (3.0,nnnn)
OBLAD, BRIANT (3.0,nnnn)
GOODSELL, STEVEN (2.5,435)
BORDMAN, DANIEL (2.5,nnnn)
NEBOJH (3)
COLVER, JASON (5.0,nnnn)
MASON, SETH (4.5,761)
MEYER, NATHANIEL (3.0,nnnn)
CLAYTO (3)
ROBINSON, ZACH (4.0,765)
NELSON, TODD (4.0,nnnn)
TAYLOR, JOLLEY (3.0,nnnn)
ROCKY (12)
ROWLEY, TREVOR (3.0,nnnn)
PANTOS, JESSE (3.0,nnnn)
FINLEY, DAVID (2.5,nnnn)
HARTER, JACOB (2.5,nnnn)
WHITTI (2)
UNRUH, DAVIS (6.0,1457)
PAPALIA, STEVEN (4.0,1187)
VALLEY (2)
GARCIA, JOSE (5.0,1470)
GASPAR, SIMON (5.0,nnnn)
L1NCOL (3)
HALEY, JOSH (4.5,nnnn)
ROGERS, BENJAMIN (3.0,nnnn)
HALEY, ALEX (2.0,nnnn)
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TELLO-GUERRERO, JOSE (5.0,776)
TELLO, GONZALO (3.0,626)
TIMBER (2)
PROBST, ELI (4.5,682)
WILSON, HUNTER (3.5,nnnn)
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366.5

109.5

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99.0

392.5

67.0

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47.5

79.5

320.0

61.0

12.5

54.0

100.5

408.0

73.5

12.5

43.5

77.5

301.0

78.5

11.0

42.0

74.5

290.5

60.5

11.0

35.5

82.0

306.0

41.0

10.0

46.0

62.0

262.5

78.0

10.0

40.0

56.5

240.0

70.0

9.5

34.5

72.5

280.0

48.5

8.0

33.0

53.5

221.0

53.0

8.0

32.0

45.5

194.5

43.0

5.5

22.0

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1087
1565

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6.0
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29.5
29.0
29.0
28.5

36.0
31.0
31.5
31.0
32.0

27.0
27.0
24.0
25.0
24.0

149.0
136.5
139.5
127.0
129.5

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*** UNRUH, DAVIS (9)
*** THOMPSON, MICHAEL (6)
1 BRYCE, REX (20)
2 AVILA, ANTHONY (24)
3 TROFF, ZACHARY (12)
4 ENG, MARISA (17)
5 CANDELARIA, ZACH (74)
6 PAPALIA, STEVEN (14)
7 ROBINSON, ZACH (30)
8 FACER, CHARLES (82)
9 KIM, ANNE-ELIZABETH (18)
10 MASON, JOSHUA (117)
11 RUSHTON, SKYLER (143)
12 ROWLEY, TREVOR (141)
13 OBLAD, BRIANT (123)
14 GOODSELL, STEVEN (60)

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1565
980
838
1264
1080
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1187
765
nnnn
1077
nnnn
nnnn
nnnn
nnnn
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6.0
6.0
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
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29.0
28.5
26.0
24.0
28.0
24.5
23.5
30.0
28.0
27.5
27.5
27.0
21.5
21.0
18.5
19.0

31.5
32.0
29.0
25.5
30.5
26.5
23.5
30.5
31.0
31.0
30.5
27.5
25.5
26.0
22.5
25.0

24.0
24.0
20.0
22.0
21.0
20.5
16.5
22.0
18.0
17.0
18.0
16.0
13.0
15.0
11.0
14.0

139.5
129.5
112.0
114.0
130.0
117.0
99.5
123.0
120.0
120.5
120.0
111.5
102.5
101.0
89.5
104.5

For Group 7
1 BURNSIDE, ANDREW (13)
2 HALEY, JOSH (97)
3 BOYLE, AUGUST (68)
4 ANDERL, ALEXANDER? (62)
5 TAYLOR, CHRISTOPHER (35)
6 SOUZA, JEFFREY (49)
7 PAULUS, DYLAN (131)

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742
680
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5.5
4.5
4.5
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0

29.0
26.0
20.5
27.5
26.5
26.0
25.5

33.0
28.5
22.0
31.5
29.5
27.5
28.0

24.0
18.5
15.5
19.0
18.0
17.0
15.0

133.5
120.5
90.0
130.0
115.0
104.0
100.5

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2
3
4
5

TROFF, JEREMY (2)
CHEN, TONY (1)
UNRUH, DAVIS (9)
MciNTOSH, ELIZA (15)
THOMPSON, MICHAEL (6)

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4.0
4.0
3.5
3.5
3.5

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23.5
22.5
21.0
20.0
19.5
19.0
19.0

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26.5
25.5
22.5
20.0
26.0
25.0
23.5

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*** MciNTOSH, ELIZA (15)
1 GONZALEZ, OSCAR (7)
2 TREIMAN, SCOTT (4)
3 LAW, ANDY (110)
4 PAPALIA, RICHARD (16)
5 KLEKAS, ALEC (23)
6 GARCIA, JOSE (8)
7 COLVER, JASON (80)
8 ELLINGSON, NATHANIEL (47)
9 AINSWORTH, DANIEL (61)
10 CHRISTENSEN, BRYSON (78)
11 GASPAR, SIMON (88)
12 TELLO-GUERRERO, JOSE (28)
13 STEUR, JAMES (29)
14 MAYO, ROBERT (22)

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1521
1662
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1085
899
1470
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687
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776
769
945

6.0
6.0
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.5

29.0
27.0
30.0
26.5
26.5
28.5
28.5
28.0
27.0
26.0
24.5
24.0
23.5
27.5
27.5

31.0
29.0
31.5
29.5
29.0
32.5
30.5
30.5
29.5
29.0
26.5
26.0
26.5
31.0
29.5

25.0
24.0
24.0
22.5
22.5
21.0
23.0
17.0
21.0
17.0
20.0
17.0
18.0
19.5
18.5

127.0
125.0
136.0
123.0
121.0
132.0
131.0
121.0
125.5
112.0
108.0
109.0
110.0
127.0
122.5

For Group 9
*** TROFF, JEREMY (2)
*** CHEN, TONY (1)
1 NGUYEN, CALVIN (10)
2 MIELKE, ADAM (3)
3 GOULD, RYAN (5)
4 WRIGHT, KATRINA (19)
5 ASTLE, KOLBIE (11)

1875
1934
1456
1812
1597
981
1275

6.5
6.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.0
5.0

33.0
29.5
30.5
30.5
28.0
27.0
24.5

36.0
31.0
34.0
33.5
30.0
29.0
27.5

27.0
27.0
25.0
25.0
24.0
19.0
20.0

149.0
136.5
144.0
144.5
129.5
110.0
115.0

Place
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9
10
11
12
13
14

Name/Team
GEISLER, DEITRICH (89)
LIVENGOOD, LLOYD (112)
LUND, KENNEDY (114)
NELSON, TODD (121)
HU, DEREK (101)
GRGORYEV, ARTOM (93)
SCHMID, ALEXIS (145)

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112.0
15.0
93.5
98.0
16.0
82.5
14.0
113.0
17.0
101.5
13.5
16.0
97.5