National High School Championship Final Report

04.16.07 All three of Maine's teams picked up trophies at the National High School Championship in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. John Bapst took 21st place in the Under 1500 section and 23rd in the Under 900 section and Orono Middle School took 23rd in the Under 1200 section. The Bapst Under 1500 team's best round of the tournament was also its last. The team scored 3.5 out of 4 in the final round to finish strong. In the Championship section, Catalina Foothills High School of Tucson, Arizona and Edward R. Murrow High School of Brooklyn, New York shared first place with 22 points out of a possible 28.

All participants in the National High School Championship received this commemorative medal.

Official site of the 2007 National High School Championship

Complete USCF crosstables of this event

Main Event Rounds

Round 1 Friday 1:00 p.m.
Round 2 Friday 7:00 p.m.
Round 3 Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Round 4 Saturday 2:00 p.m.
Round 5 Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Round 6 Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Round 7 Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Time control is Game in 120 minutes.

The tournament will be contested in five sections:
K-12 Championship
K-12 Under 1500
K-12 Under 1200
K-12 Under 900
K-12 Unrated

Trophies will be awarded for at least the top 25 players and teams in each section. Also class prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the following classes in the Championship section: 1799-1600, 1599-1400 and U1400.

John Bapst final scores:

Under 1500

Fritz Eyerer 5.0
Murray Bridges 4.5
Aaron Spencer 2.0
Frank Kessler 1.0

Under 1200

Zack LaPierre 3.0
Kurt Eyerer 3.0

Under 900

Zach Smith 5.0
Gillian Anderson 3.5
Dan Honeycutt 3.0
Ken Ginn 3.0
Max DeLuca Lowell 2.5


Omar Khan 2.5

Orono Middle School final scores:

Under 1200

Avery Cole 4.5
Jouwei Zou 3.5
Nicolai Renedo 3.5
Nick Peterson 2.0

John Bapst High School Under 1500 section 21st place: (left to right) Aaron Spencer, Fritz Ererer, Murray Bridges and Frank Kessler with USCF Scholastic Director Jerry Nash.

Orono Middle School Under 1200 section 23rd place: (left to right) Jouwei Zou, Nick Peterson, Nicolai Renedo and Avery Cole.

John Bapst High School Under 900 section 23rd place: (left to right) Omar Kahn (from the unrated section) Zach Smith, Dan Honeycutt, Gillian Anderson and Ken Ginn.

Catalina Foothills High School shares the National High School title with

Edward R. Murrow High School.

Co-winners in the Championship section: (left to right) Michael Zhong, Alexander Barnett and Alex Lenderman.

The Bapst Under 1500 team goofing around with the goods.

Omar Khan about to win his game in Round 6.

Bapst adds another accomplishment to their list.

Kurt Eyerer enjoying his Round 6 game.

Nick Peterson

Max DeLuca Lowell preparing for Round 6.

Chief Tournament Director Wayne Clark

Juliana Solinger (daughter of John Bapst Chess Coach Bob Solinger) sporting a Bapst Chess Team sweatshirt.

Thanks to all who helped make this event possible. Your intrepid reporter signing off from Kansas City, Missouri!


congrats to Max did you guys go to kansas city Miss. ???

congratulations to all .What a great effort to the bapst chess team,coaches, and sponcers.

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