Maine Champions at Denker and Polgar National Invitationals

07.31.07 The Maine Scholastic Boys and Girls Champions Cullen Edes and Lily Ann Briggs are representing Maine in two national tournaments. Edes is competing in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions and Briggs in the Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls. Both of these tournaments are taking place concurrently at the U.S. Open in Cherry Hill, New Jersey from July 29 - August 3, 2007.

Participants in the 2007 Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls. Maine's representative, Lily Ann Briggs, can be seen on the far left, just to the right of Susan Polgar.

Denker Tournament of High School Champions Official Website

Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls Official Website

Susan Polgar's Blog

US Open Official Website

2007 Maine Scholastic Boys Champion Cullen Edes
2007 Maine Scholastic Girls Champion Lily Ann Briggs

In round one of the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, Maine boys champion Cullen Edes (1708) drew with Massachusetts expert Matthew Klegon (2142). Edes then lost his second round game to Luke Hellwig (1841) of Alabama. Lily Ann Briggs, in her first round game, lost a sixty-eight move duel to the North Carolina girls champion Amelia Wheeless (1725).

Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls
Round 1
July 29, 2007
Amelia Wheeless (1725) - Lily Ann Briggs (1230) 1-0

Replay


Abby Marshall (left), two-time winner of the Susan Polgar National Invitational, defending champion of the Susan Polgar Invitational Blitz Championship, scored a perfect 6-0 to win the Polgar Blitz Championship again.

Courtney Jamison and Jordana Williams tied for 2nd and 3rd with 4.5 points.

Darrian Robinson, Anna Matlin, Eunice Rodriguez, Louisa Livschitz and Amelia Wheeless tied for 4th with 4.0 points.


Courtney Jamison (right) on the move in the last round of the blitz tournament, won the 2007 Susan Polgar Invitational Puzzle Solving Championship. She solved all 10 puzzles correctly in about 6.5 minutes. Maine representative Lily Ann Briggs (center in blue against wall) looks on.

SPNI Puzzle Solving Championship Part 1

SPNI Puzzle Solving Championship Part 2

Denker Standings

1. Harper, Warren (2)............ TX 2294 W28 W21 2.0
2. Hughes, Tyler B (6)........... CO 2209 W29 W22 2.0
3. Cao, Tony (7)................. IL 2184 W30 W24 2.0
4. Balasubramanian, Adithya (8).. VA 2181 W31 W23 2.0
5. Coleman, Maxx W (13).......... KS 2110 W39 W25 2.0
6. Defibaugh, Jared E (18)....... MD 2021 W41 W19 2.0
7. Bailey, Ben (21).............. LA 1943 W48 W20 2.0
8. Yap, Nicolas A (1)............ CA 2301 W27 D14 1.5
9. Yeager, Daniel A (4).......... PA 2247 D17 W37 1.5
10. Wasiluk, Kevin M (9).......... MN 2178 W32 D15 1.5
11. Haskel, Jeffrey (10).......... FL 2154 D37 W26 1.5
12. Klegon, Matthew L (11)........ MA 2142 D38 W40 1.5
13. Lian, Jayson (14)............. NJ 2109 W34 D16 1.5
14. May, Andy P (16).............. WA 2050 W45 D8 1.5
15. Brashaw, Dan J (22)........... IA 1915 W49 D10 1.5
16. Mu, Frank W (23).............. NC 1896 W50 D13 1.5
17. Hellwig, Luke (29)............ AL 1841 D9 W38 1.5
18. Ju, Evan D (3)................ NJ 2264 W43 -U- 1.0 1
9. Bryant , John Daniel (5)...... CA 2240 W36 L6 1.0
20. De Sa, Christopher (12)....... AZ 2127 W33 L7 1.0
21. Canty III, James (15)......... MI 2072 W44 L1 1.0
22. Aceil, Javid M (17)........... GA 2034 W35 L2 1.0
23. Phay, Gainer (19)............. TN 1980 W46 L4 1.0
24. Hiltunen, James (20).......... NY 1952 W47 L3 1.0
25. Xu, Haizhou (24).............. VT 1880 W42 L5 1.0
26. Whitehouse, Todd A (25)....... KY 1877 W51 L11 1.0
27. Taylor, Daniel A (26)......... ID 1874 L8 W45 1.0
28. Peake, Ethan J (27)........... OR 1859 L1 W44 1.0
29. Elkherj, Matthew P (31)....... NH 1822 L2 W46 1.0
30. Ramachandran, Lintu (32)...... SC 1817 L3 W47 1.0
31. Arellano, Derrick (33)........ NM 1812 L4 W48 1.0
32. Russell, Westley A (34)....... OH 1799 L10 W49 1.0
33. Berger, Jacob V (37).......... OK 1689 L20 W50 1.0
34. Brown, Christopher (39)....... WI 1665 L13 W51 1.0
35. Cowley, Benjamin R (43)....... WV 1542 L22 W43 1.0
36. Kosbab, Alex (30)............. NV 1833 L19 D41 0.5
37. Perrotta, John Z (35)......... RI 1745 D11 L9 0.5
38. Edes, Cullen (36)............. ME 1708 D12 L17 0.5
39. Olsen-Mills, Jamie (38)....... UT 1671 L5 D42 0.5
40. Vibbert, Jared (42)........... IN 1567 -H- L12 0.5
41. Aldrich, Daniel F (44)........ DC 1529 L6 D36 0.5
42. Oliver, Elizabeth (50)........ NE 1020 L25 D39 0.5
43. Taylor, Jared S (28).......... AR 1849 L18 L35 0.0
44. Mangini, Michael-David (40)... CT 1626 L21 L28 0.0
45. Sonido, Charles M (41)........ HI 1596 L14 L27 0.0
46. Parshall, Matthew (45)........ AK 1497 L23 L29 0.0
47. Tyre, Taylor S (46)........... MO 1336 L24 L30 0.0
48. Polk, Clay (47)............... MS 1330 L7 L31 0.0
49. Truelson, Zachary (48)........ SD 1280 L15 L32 0.0
50. Laib, Preston (49)............ ND 1034 L16 L33 0.0
51. Pabon, Alejandro H (51)....... DE 422 L26 L34 0.0

Polgar Standings coming soon.

Images courtesy of www.susanpolgar.blogspot.com


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