Washington (now NWSRS) Scholastic Rating System

2004 - 2005: The Top Ten in Each Grade in WA

 

Boldface: Highest rated player in each grade. Underlined: The most active (in career games) in each grade. To reach anywhere on these pages, players had to be a Washington resident and play a minimum of 15 WSRS rated games last season, without exception. (A) = career games. (B) = games played in 2004-2005 season. (Ratings for this list were closed August 12, 2005.)

Congratulations to the fine young players who made this list! We honor you. And congratulations to the many others who missed the list narrowly, and the many, many others who competed last year in this great game we all enjoy!

THIS IS A FULLY RESET LISTING FOR 2004-2005 done in preparation for the 2005-2006 season. ALL PLAYERS ARE LISTED WITH THEIR NEW 2005-2006 GRADES. (There may be some kindergartners who started competitive chess as pre-schoolers whose grades need to be reset. Please communicate with Kirk Winges concerning any issues with grade coding kwinges@comcast.net). Also provide any school changes, grade changes or updated/new USCF information to Kirk.

 

SENIORS (416)

 

last name first school grd ID# rtng (A) (B)

 

BINZ KEVIN HSC M 7494 1879 70 17

SU MICHAEL CHW M 9871 1745 68 22

JUNE PETER SHM M 9213 1725 314 42

JUSAK JEREMY SHM M 7225 1525 212 31

HUFNAGEL ERIC SCH M 2918 1381 113 19

HERNANDEZ JOHN BHM M 1410 1301 50 40

BLUM KYLE GAR M 7578 1284 50 23

KURTIS MATT SHM M 7331 1273 337 33

ISLEY MICHAEL ODE M 1746 1263 130 17

HANSEN TYLER SKN M 4336 1226 53 24

 

JUNIORS (472)

 

WYDE DAVID LSS L 8464 2032 201 22

WYDE BEN LSS L 9563 1912 185 16

LANKA ADI MCR L 2315 1861 145 21

TAKI STEVEN MCR L 8861 1736 177 25

VAN WEERDHUIZEN LANE LYE L 3644 1665 416 52

MYHRVOLD CONOR HSC L 2949 1618 117 16

MYHRVOLD CAMERON HSC L 2948 1450 101 16

GIRARDEAU-DALE ANDY GAR L 1749 1390 221 33

ARMANCAS IBBA GAR L 7048 1295 154 19

PARKER COLIN SPR L 5746 1292 155 28

 

SOPHOMORES (435)

 

SELZLER RICKY BAI K 3733 2015 130 15

AKOPOV MICHAEL PAS K 5669 1334 83 18

HOOPER JIMMY SAS K 8460 1323 159 32

OSSEWARD II PETER BAL K 1403 1283 222 18

SO CONAN INT K 4554 1260 86 25

SHANKLAND SARAH SAS K 4627 1259 235 18

MULLIGAN JAMEY SCH K 3049 1248 153 18

NAST TOMMY UPA K 1402 1215 277 16

KOLDE STERLING LSS K 1754 1179 54 18

TALBOT JANELL LIB K 7273 1162 236 51

 

FROSH (518)

 

CAMBARERI MICHAEL SGS J 5579 1807 183 15

MAY ANDY HSC J 3820 1792 150 25

WARRIER VISHNU ICS J 7591 1639 79 15

DIETZ STERLING LYE J 1695 1612 248 39

KOHLENBERG JEREMY EVG J 5203 1432 262 15

PASCHKE CLAYTON SAS J 8549 1421 197 40

KNUDSEN ELIOT LMS J 9706 1391 56 27

ARMANCAS GABRIEL WMS J 3664 1358 159 21

HANSEN DARYL PLK J 9539 1224 97 20

JACKSON PAUL STL J 7926 1209 177 15


GRADE 8 (726)

 

SHANKLAND ADAM LMS I 6226 1704 277 20

YABUSAKI ANDREW HMS I 8027 1505 204 30

TANAKA SHINICHIRO WMS I 8561 1495 218 18

WILLSON ANDREW KIW I 4070 1462 298 20

TAKI KEVIN IMS I 8812 1413 159 16

TALBOT JOHN LIB I 7264 1412 264 38

XING KERRY NJH I 7139 1367 55 30

FAN GEORGE WMS I 9833 1355 51 26

VINING ALEXANDER CKT I 3735 1347 170 20

SO ERNEST OMS I 4548 1343 121 40

 

GRADE 7 (962)

 

DIXON DAKOTA HCS H 1307 1646 264 56

BLEICH TRAVIS KHS H 9016 1603 291 69

MANBER DEVON WMS H 1818 1569 244 67

WITECKI THOMAS AST H 8805 1514 307 50

RASSILYER BLAKE VIL H 2779 1474 284 77

SOUTHCOTE-WANT IAN SHE H 1034 1397 400 88

SCHEIBE DANIEL LEC H 6652 1395 108 46

OSTROW ALEXANDER WMS H 7421 1369 272 66

PARKER ADDISON HCS H 4255 1361 179 54

THOMSON DANNY WHI H 4466 1279 173 15

 

GRADE 6 (1082)

 

GUO ALEX STV G 7413 1569 68 15

LI JERRY STV G 6650 1539 116 15

COUNTRYMAN ZACHARY WIL G 5027 1495 141 39

BAKER SEBASTIAN KIW G 8925 1488 103 44

CHOW ALEX WIL G 7419 1443 101 39

DIXON BLAKE HCS G 2926 1414 261 65

CASPI AVIV STV G 3444 1343 100 15

COHEN AARON UCD G 8645 1342 175 29

RADER GABRIELLA STV G 3016 1334 227 37

MAYER NAT EVG G 9591 1309 191 41

 

GRADE 5 (1123)

 

OMORI MICHAEL EVG F 4258 1551 182 38

INGLIS DAVID EVG F 4268 1436 158 40

YANG MATTHEW WED F 4256 1434 222 49

HO DANIEL KIW F 2666 1418 150 20

KOH ALEX VIL F 2134 1410 202 49

MAIDER TATE LAU F 1790 1408 207 38

LARUS-STONE NICHOLAS STV F 8897 1375 229 39

ELLIOTT ZACHARY WME F 2140 1368 160 33

GASAWAY DEREK LOW F 3445 1272 189 36

MAYER JACOB WED F 3370 1244 109 33

 

GRADE 4 (1033)

 

WANG MICHAEL BEN E 6449 1453 92 25

LEE NATHAN APO E 3203 1450 116 19

HO ALEC KIW E 1448 1445 150 20

LI WILLIAM STV E 6452 1355 101 27

LUO BOBBY EVG E 4225 1301 161 32

LEE MEGAN STV E 8702 1294 95 35

GUO ANTHONY STV E 8250 1292 82 28

SUN TRISTAN LOW E 1094 1290 66 57

GARRISON ANDREW EVG E 4993 1284 81 34

MA SAMUEL MED E 8135 1268 105 25


 

GRADE 3 (864)

 

ORLOV NICHOLAS VIL D 3712 1511 199 45

COLASURDO JAMES STS D 9631 1361 167 54

XING CASEY WDM D 7217 1262 64 39

CHUCK CARLIN WME D 7389 1248 114 59

WEI ALVA SCN D 3054 1222 93 64

BUDZIANOWSKI JAAN S BUS D 7078 1216 67 52

SATHER JACK OPW D 7015 1180 93 54

GELB NICOLO WHR D 7779 1176 57 32

JOSWIAK LUKAS BRY D 8722 1158 143 54

BREITENFELDT SHANE SCJ D 4386 1140 154 37

 

GRADE 2 (492)

 

MEISNER SAMUEL SHE C 3568 1253 91 52

YU WESLEY LOW C 4032 1185 115 71

WILSON DIALLO TTM C 2125 1078 80 50

JI CALEB STV C 6361 1068 20 20

HU JIAYI SCN C 3570 1061 84 55

LIEN SCOTT WIW C 4396 1007 25 25

BIRNBACH ZAMIR EVG C 3850 986 92 53

TALBOT BRIAN LIB C 7252 974 73 35

ARTHURS NATHAN JFP C 3980 974 15 15

LIEN BRANDON WIW C 8551 970 25 25

 

GRADE 1 (244)*

 

MA KEVIN BCA B 3884 1172 20 20

HUANG CHRIS HIC B 4121 1070 15 15

YU JUSTIN OPW B 6029 1010 50 50

CARPENTER COLTON SAI B 4173 971 20 20

HECKERMAN ROBERT OPW B 3587 910 42 42

PETERSON SEAN STB B 4609 894 40 40

READEY EMILY MRM B 8977 891 25 25

BYLUND JACK BRY B 4326 878 30 30

VANMANE AMITH OPW B 1849 872 25 25

THORN MICHAEL ENS B 4361 868 34 34

*Note: all students coded as kindergarten last year were automatically advanced to first grade by the rating system. Accordingly, this first grade list may include some students that will ultimately be re-coded to kindergarten because they were actually pre-kindergarten last year. The WSRS makes no distinction between kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students.

 

WASHINGTON'S TOP TEN OVERALL

 

1. DAVID WYDE, 2032, grade 11, Lakeside

2. RICKY SELZLER, 2015, grade 10, Bainbridge

3. BEN WYDE, 1912, grade 11, Lakeside

4. KEVIN BINZ, 1879, grade 12, Home schooling

5. ADI LANKA, 1861, grade 11, Mercer Island

6. MICHAEL CAMBARERI, 1807, grade 9, St. George's

7. ANDY MAY, 1792, grade 9, Home Schooling

8. MICHAEL SU, 1745, grade 12, Charles Wright

9. STEVEN TAKI, 1736, grade 11, Mercer Island

10. PETER JUNE, 1725, grade 12, Seahome

 

WASHINGTON'S FIVE MOST ACTIVE

 

1. Lane Van Weerdhuizen, 1665, 416, Lynden HS

2. Victoria Licht, 1125, 408, St. Michaels, Olympia

3. Ian Southcote-Want, 1397, 400, Sherwood, Edmonds

4. Matt Kurtis, 1273, 337, Seahome, Bellingham

5. Alex Kurtis, 1204, 327, Sehome, Bellingham


 

Special Note for:

Ian Southcote-Want largest number of games played last year: 88 in single year.

 

HONORING OUR TOP GRADUATED SENIORS

 

1. PRITHVI SHANKAR, 1626, Roosevelt HS, Seattle

2. HARRY CHEADLE, 1594, Garfield HS, Seattle

3. KYLE LAM, 1563, Garfield HS, Seattle

4. DAVID THAXTON, 1486, West Valley HS, Yakima

5. MICHAEL DRAPER, 1453, Ferndale HS, Ferndale

6. BEN BISHOP, 1391, Lakeside HS, Seattle

7. JONATHAN PARRY, 1292, Seattle Prep. HS, Seattle

8. NICK NYBERG, 1269, Snohomish HS, Snohomish

9. ILYA TKACH, 1253, Roosevelt HS, Seattle

10. JERRY ZHOU, 1233, Garfield HS, Seattle

 

WSRS RATING SYSTEM STATS AND ACTIVITY

 

At the end of last season we had reached 8853 players, slightly higher than the previous year. This August the Washington Scholastic Rating System was reset as follows: (1) Graduated seniors were removed. (2) A few inactives (those with no activity for 2 years) were removed. (3) All grades were advanced one level. (4) The "this year" games field was emptied. All USCF ratings were updated on August 11, 2005.

 

We start the new season with 8367 rated scholastic players, 3838 in grades 1-6. Last year we rated over 90 events and over 27,000 games.

 

ORGANIZERS, DIRECTORS: I will re-iterate what I said in this fishwrap last year, running the rating system is a lot of work. In order to make my job easier, I am hoping that all tournament directors will please break down and buy a copy of SwissSys maybe get an old one from somebody else who is not longer using it. It is so much easier to rate tournaments in SwissSys. Those sent in other formats make a lot more work for me. Any version even the old DOS versions, work fine in my system. Second, please use the ratings database to do your registration and entry. The old SwissMix program is no longer going to work, so you will need to learn to use the registration program I wrote to work with the database. It is available on the website for free. It uses the ratings database files directly and you can always get the latest version of the registrations program and the latest ratings database on the website.

 

It's a pleasure to work with the Washington Chess community. I work hard to try to keep the system running efficiently. Thanks for your help.

 

Kirk Winges, August 12, 2005