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2004 National Elementary Championship

The 2004 National Elementary Chess Championship was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2-4, 2004.

The Washington State participants at the event.
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Adam Shankland of Washington scored 5.5 of 7 in this event, finishing in 12th place. The winner, after consideration of tie breaks, was Marc Tyler Arnold of New York, who scored 6 of 7.

Report from Linda Omori:

In Lee's report (see below), he forgot to mention K-3 individual championship section. There are quite a few notable winners.

K-3 Championship section

  • Tate Maider, 22nd place, 5.0 points

  • Michael Omori, 25th place, 5.0 points

Report from Hock San Lee:

In addition to Adam Shankland, the following WA individuals and teams did very well:
(Also see the report on the US Chess Federation web site.)

Notable Team Winners

K-6 Championship section

  • Kings Way Christian School, Vancouver 8th place

K-5 Championship section

  • Stevenson Elementary, Bellevue 6th place

K-3 Championship section

  • Kings Way Christian School, Vancouver 3rd place

K-1 Championship section

  • The Evergreen School, Shoreline 7th place

K-6 Blitz section

  • Kings Way Christian School, Vancouver 2nd place

  • Heritage Christian School, Bothell 5th place

  • The Evergreen School, Shoreline 6th place

K-3 Blitz section

  • Laurelhurst Elementary, Seattle 5th place

  • Stevenson Elementary, Bellevue 10th place

Notable Individual Winners

K-6 Championship section

  • 12th place: SHANKLAND, Adam J (26,WALAKE) 1625 5.5

K-5 Championship section

  • 6th place: HUGHES, Kamran (23,WABEAR) 1487 6.0

  • 15th place: LEE, Michael (4,WASTEV) 1793 5.5