Ohio's own Maggie Feng finished the U.S. Junior High School Championship with a score of 6.5/7 and became the first girl in history to win the K-9 Chamionship. Some past winners include Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura, so Maggie finds herself in great company. With this result Maggie is hoping to get her rating high enough to qualify for the U. S. Womens's Closed Championship in 2017. Her current rating is already higher than a few of this year's competitors so I'd say that her chances are good.
Ohio loses another great chess player!
IM Goran Vojinovic passed away suddenly last night (July 1st, 2016) of an apparent heart attack. Goran touched the lives of so many chess players here in Ohio both young and old. He was a fierce competitor, oustanding teacher, and most of all FRIEND to many of us! He loved both of his daughters Jovana and Darja and our sincerest condolences go out to his family! Click on the link below to see the memorial for Goran.
A nice tactical battle between 2 of Ohio's finest!
Solon High School Chess Team !
The Solon high school chess team has now won 3 consecutive Ohio state chess championships in a roll “3 Peat”, and 4 out of the last 5. Over the weekend in Wilmington Ohio, the following students; Alex Barto, Zach Barto, Jasen Lai, Alan Liu, Joel Jaffe, Daniel Guo, Ian Golias, Malcolm Golias Neel Mehta, Roger Poduska, & John Xiang represented the high school chess team in the 2016 Ohio State High School Chess Championships Alan Liu and Joel Jaffe individually finished in 2nd & 3rd place respectfully scoring 5 out of 6 points each while Danial Guo finished in 4th place with a score of 4.5 points allowing Solon to capture 3 of the top 4 individual spots. Ian Golias and Jasen Lai each received trophies for their outstanding performances by scoring 4 points. The accomplishments of the HS chess team makes them one of, if not the best scholastic chess teams(s)in Ohio history. Over the last 6 years students the Solon high 2016 graduating class have won 8 individual Ohio State Championships, 10 Ohio team state championships, and finished in the top 3 or top 5 as a team three times in national competition. They are the best chess players in one school graduating class in northeast Ohio.
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The purpose of our association is to foster the study and pursuit of the game of chess by conducting tournaments for players, sponsoring teams to represent the state of Ohio in interstate and international play, promote chess organizations in the state of Ohio, and the overall general promotion of chess.