2014 WMS Chess Team - National Champions

The Washington Middle School (WMS) Chess Team competed in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2014 K-9 National Chess Championships from April 24-27. The WMS team of Quguang (pronounced chu-gwan) Wang, Kai Zheng, Wun-Min Chen, and Huai Yu Zheng won the K-9 Unrated Team Championship by scoring 25.5 points out of a possible 28 points!

Quguang became the K-9 Unrated National Champion by winning all seven of his games for a perfect score of 7.0. Kai Zheng and Wun-Min Chen, also undefeated with 6.5 points, won the second and third place trophies. Huai Yu earned 5.5 for the 6th place trophy. Patrick Perry competed in the Under 750 rating section and he finished with 6.0 points which earned him the seventh place trophy.

In the Blitz Tournament, WMS finished in 10th overall, and Wun-Min won 1st, Quguang finished 2nd, and Huai Yu earned 3rd place trophies in their unrated class.

Mr. Floro competed in a Friends and Family Chess Tournament in the Coach/Player section with Wun-Min Chen. They both won all four of their games for a perfect combined score of 8.0 points, which earned them a first place trophy. Quguang is now preparing to represent Hawaii in the Dewain Barber Tournament of Jr. High Champions that will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 26-29.

Submitted by WMS Coach Eric Floro.  Congrats to the Quguang and the WMS team!  

See the article in the Star-Advertiser (login required) about their great accomplishment.  

Complete crosstables from the event are on USChess.org