Fall Kickoff: Results Are In

9th Annual Fall Kickoff Results


The tournament was a great kickoff for the scholastic chess year. With over 150 participants there was lots of great competition. This was our first tournament at the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and we’d like to thank them for their support and hospitality.


Championship Chess sends Kudos to all the players with a special shout-out to the winners.


Co- Champs for the Premier Section: 1100 and Above

There were 14 players in this section. The co-champs went undefeated, taking a draw with each other in the final round. They split the $150 prize fund.

·       Sadiq Salewala from Brookwood  High (1316->1409)

·       Eric J Yu from Fulton Science Academy (1039->1269)


Champ U-1100

The winner of this section,  Elias Swafford (967->1099), went undefeated. Elias is a student at E. Rivers, a Championship Chess of Smyrna school club run by Coach Ben Johnson.


Champ U-800

Kazushi Hashimoto (687->874) from Fernbank Elementary went undefeated in this section.



There were 3 winners in this section, all going undefeated.

·       Ian McCarty (Unrated->988P), a homeschool student

·       Aaly Nanji (419-622), a Woodward 4th grader

·       Aadarsh Srinivasan, from Shallowford


Unrated Champion

Seth Polekoff from Davis Academy went undefeated in the unrated section.


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