Washington High School
Chess Association

2010 - 2011: The Top Ten in Each Grade in WA
Northwest Scholastic Rating System

I am doing this the same as last year. In the past, to reach anywhere on these pages, players had to be a Washington resident and play a minimum of 15 NWSRS rated games last season, without exception. However, three years ago I decided to honor those players who are highly rated, but for whatever reason, did not play the minimum of 15 games in the system. I am following that practice again this year. I still show the Top 10 as the players who have met the requirement, but show other Washington players who had the rating to qualify, but not the 15 games. However, I am no longer including players on the list with provisional ratings (either USCF or NWSRS less than 15 total games played).

(Total Games) = career games. (Games Year) = games played in 2009-2010 season. (Ratings for this list were closed September 4, 2010.)

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

THIS IS A FULLY RESET LISTING FOR 2009-2010 done in preparation for the 2010-2011 season. ALL PLAYERS ARE LISTED WITH THEIR NEW 2010-2011 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. Also provide any school changes, grade changes or updated/new USCF information to Kirk.

SENIORS

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 LESSLER PETER LSS M 2122 2084 206 15
  DIXON DAKOTA CHY M 1307 2075 325 5
2 MANBER DEVON GAR M 1818 1901 375 22
  HUGHES KAMRAN BCS M 8284 1771 78 0
3 WITECKI THOMAS LYE M 8805 1749 482 31
  BLEICH TRAVIS CKT M 9016 1724 344 0
  PISANI PAUL INL M 6256 1699 81 13
4 RASSILYER BLAKE SPR M 2779 1618 429 25
5 COLES TAYLOR MHS M A315 1540 87 17
6 BELL JONATHON SPR M 5902 1538 125 26
  HONG ALBERT SHH M E038 1489 29 0
7 YU ALAN SKN M 2344 1463 126 18
8 BULAKH NIKOLAY GPS M J610 1453 57 42
9 BLANKERS ELI LYX M 8258 1452 256 34
  SOUTHAFENG JAMY SKV M 6335 1445 40 13
  HOLSTEIN LEE SKV M E000 1428 71 13
  SAVER KEITH WMS M 5236 1402 208 0
  MAGGS DAVID BOT M 5211 1392 216 12
  DEWAN PUNEET INT M 1223 1387 158 14
10 LU YI-FAN BOT M B218 1369 40 40
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

JUNIORS

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
  LEE MICHAEL INT L 2133 2432 93 7
  CHEN HOWARD LKS L 6234 2317 53 0
1 GUO ALEX INT L 7413 2175 125 17
  UMMEL IGOR MSH L 3637 2076 156 9
2 GOLUB DAVID INT L C554 2049 52 18
3 WU DARREN LSS L 7528 1976 127 20
4 GOTTLIEB ETHAN LSS L 8400 1948 202 19
  DIXON BLAKE BCS L 2926 1848 345 0
5 CHOW ALEX LWC L 7419 1795 172 18
  COUNTRYMAN ZACHARY LWC L 5027 1759 187 2
  BAKER SEBASTIAN KIW L 8925 1721 172 0
  LI JERRY INT L 6650 1697 126 0
  CASPI AVIV NPR L 3444 1671 155 4
6 DAWSON DREW INT L 2387 1648 220 26
7 VISWANATHAN ABINAV INT L 7370 1633 205 29
8 SCHUMAKER RICHARD PUL L E164 1577 117 19
9 MARCJAN KAREN SPR L 6368 1543 262 28
10 GIBBON BRIAN KEN L E911 1539 39 19
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

SOPHOMORES

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 OMORI MICHAEL LSS K 4258 2112 259 20
  HO DANIEL KIW K 2666 1903 204 4
2 INGLIS DAVID LSS K 4268 1900 275 20
  QU FRANK REJ K 5103 1884 136 0
3 TANG WAYEE INT K F233 1783 337 139
  HURTADO EMMANUEL TBH K 9564 1644 5 5
4 VEGARAJU ADITHYA EVJ K I641 1641 204 50
5 CHUCK CALEB MCR K 8077 1602 268 16
6 DAVIS BENJAMIN LSS K 6394 1582 124 15
  CHIN BENJAMIN WYE K 3293 1580 154 0
  LABRECQUE CHRIS HSC K 9005 1562 3 3
  HOU DARREN INT K G448 1514 65 0
7 MAYER JACOB ROO K 3370 1508 238 16
  GARCIA RUBEN BAI K 3454 1504 194 10
8 KOH ALEX LSS K 2134 1478 283 17
  MAIDER TATE UPA K 1790 1468 217 0
9 SHERMAN PETER LSS K 6315 1439 213 25
  COHEN ERYN BAI K 3840 1425 282 10
  ABRAHAMSON JIMMY MCR K 7651 1384 149 13
  TRIFONOV ALEX FTV K G200 1366 4 4
10 KUDVA PRIYA S SKV K M967 1363 284 19
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

FRESHMEN

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
  WANG MICHAEL OMS J 6449 2111 132 4
  LEE NATHAN ISM J 3203 2091 167 0
  LEE MEGAN OMS J 8702 2039 124 4
  HO ALEC KIW J 1448 1908 219 4
  LI WILLIAM HSC J 6452 1900 164 0
  YUE BRYAN LMA J E863 1853 60 0
1 MARRIOTT PETER HSC J C404 1797 70 26
2 GOODFELLOW ROBERT MCC J 5699 1707 445 26
3 MAY SARAH R HSC J 3806 1683 394 27
  GUO ANTHONY OMS J 8250 1672 112 4
  LIU CRYSTAL LOW J 8768 1575 99 0
  WU DARRYL LMS J 9637 1573 110 0
4 LING DENNIS OMS J 3605 1562 148 18
  ZHU ALEX IMS J 7231 1520 160 0
  SCOTT RYAN KIW J 5517 1487 135 0
  SUN TRISTAN IMS J 1094 1481 231 0
5 AURADKAR NIKHIL REJ J G806 1458 17 17
  THONGMEE THOMAS LMS J A025 1458 51 0
  ELLNER ADAM WMS J 6906 1437 343 0
6 SPENCER BILL OVL J 2573 1437 149 38
7 YOUNG HEATHER HOM J 5890 1414 353 25
  CHEN IRVING OMS J 2626 1388 164 0
8 HUNT COLE TJF J 2613 1383 251 15
  CHAN JEREMIAH BIS J 7202 1376 228 0
  HE DALTON IMS J 9711 1370 131 9
  SMITH EVAN IMS J 2871 1334 135 0
  COUPE GABE KHS J 3984 1310 186 0
9 CHANG AUSTIN SHH J 2651 1303 83 75
  LUO BOBBY EVG J 4225 1301 161 0
  LAU MATTHEW SOM J 6651 1293 107 0
  ZHANG JOHN TPS J 4215 1281 142 0
10 BLOK DYLAN LYC J G840 1276 156 48
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 8

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
  SEN SAMIR JLM I A453 1954 112 4
  TENG YUN SHH I 3920 1856 147 0
1 TOKAREVA KATE LMA I E081 1808 325 16
  XING CASEY NJH I 7217 1797 175 4
2 PORISCH ANDREW OMS I I831 1727 241 96
  MCPHERSON IAN OVL I 9764 1698 277 14
  SATHER JACK OVL I 7015 1621 332 0
3 GELB NICOLO LMS I 7779 1611 228 18
4 PURI ANKUSH EVG I 4318 1592 317 37
  LU PETER SHH I D133 1589 63 0
  COLASURDO JAMES STS I 9631 1584 343 10
  HONG BRIAN SHH I C766 1584 81 0
5 TEOH NICHOLAS BEN I 3579 1579 269 56
6 ESKO WESLEY PLK I H081 1569 297 86
7 PRESLEY JASON OMS I 9966 1557 555 136
8 LAMPMAN BECCA FRO I H206 1556 329 85
  ORLOV NICHOLAS RSH I 3712 1554 245 2
  CHUCK CARLIN IMS I 7389 1512 274 4
  WICKS ROBERT LMA I E967 1476 89 0
  SONG MATTHEW G LMS I 7383 1463 231 2
9 AUSTIN DYLAN EIN I 2852 1461 184 19
  HWA LEANNE OMS I B287 1451 190 5
10 BUDZIANOWSKI JAAN S BUS I 7078 1424 226 15
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 7

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 BASHKANSKY ETHAN AUD H 3224 1761 116 46
2 ONG AARON BEN H 5253 1687 195 79
3 CHI QUENTIN LMS H 4243 1658 318 25
4 WILSON DIALLO LOW H 2125 1634 326 22
5 QUAN MICHAEL SOM H B565 1609 227 30
6 ZHAO MICHAEL RSA H A030 1587 194 21
7 HIGGINS MORGAN WMS H J924 1552 169 51
  MEISNER SAMUEL KSH H 3568 1538 298 0
8 CHEN KEVIN PLK H D960 1529 64 25
  HU JIAYI OMS H 3570 1526 190 0
9 ARTHURS NATHAN LIN H 3980 1502 149 30
10 ANDERSON EVAN ARW H 9210 1498 222 44
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 6

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 ARORA MAYHUL STV G G750 1839 141 45
2 JOHNSON TREVOR HSC G J778 1831 467 73
  WANG PATRICK STV G C543 1816 163 0
3 VANMANE AMITH STV G 1849 1780 336 42
4 YU JUSTIN OPW G 6029 1771 259 18
5 HE SAMUEL THR G C342 1767 182 21
6 HE DANIEL THR G C697 1755 193 31
  HUA DANIEL STV G K455 1671 148 0
7 NAGASE MASAYUKI LMS G H570 1662 397 133
8 TANG RICHARD STV G 5813 1640 343 157
9 LEHMANN SPENCER BCW G C897 1626 265 29
10 YEO NOAH LMA G C894 1626 285 115
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 5

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 HAINING KYLE RDS F K338 1760 272 99
2 FIELDS NOAH CWA F A075 1649 377 62
3 YEE NATHANIEL STV F 6221 1640 286 41
4 DUTTON CARL EVG F 9897 1614 277 96
5 MOY CHANDLER EVG F E150 1606 162 24
6 MA KEVIN STV F 3884 1557 208 44
7 ZHU BRYAN BRK F 7011 1531 165 109
8 DHINGRA SANGEETA LMA F E943 1529 146 109
9 YANG JASON STV F C432 1514 255 59
10 LU ANTHONY SOM F C227 1513 182 52
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 4

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 FENG ROLAND THU E K405 1953 208 24
2 TIGLON BRYCE WLD E G044 1754 140 46
3 LEE WILLIAM OPW E E831 1741 306 52
4 ZHANG BRENDAN DIS E A520 1649 216 74
5 SZABO MARCELL LOW E 3267 1615 156 55
6 SHEN GABRIEL STV E A674 1557 192 91
7 NAGASE TOSHIHIRO UCD E J737 1538 392 118
8 LI ALBERT BEN E A144 1531 161 51
9 SERAN BEN SWA E C284 1525 126 29
10 YEO JOEY EMD E G813 1511 253 111
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 3

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 ZHANG DEREK STV D F710 1533 133 50
2 HARE HOWARD SDV D A496 1521 363 147
3 RAMASAMY VIKRAM HKE D B187 1492 190 126
4 YAN JEFFREY DIS D A177 1457 119 25
5 HAN MICHAEL CGR D J419 1456 167 49
6 WU MAX SPT D J674 1438 355 158
7 SMOLAK FREDERICK SSM D 9561 1424 144 60
8 YU ALLISTAIR OPW D A019 1415 157 43
9 THOMAS ARJUN SPV D 9976 1399 88 58
10 GRASSY BROCK LOW D 9617 1365 77 47
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 2

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 YANG RICHARD SPT C 8890 1319 171 131
2 BASHKANSKY NAOMI AUD C B190 1299 198 98
3 THAKUR ASHER BCS C A407 1168 222 139
4 CHEN BRIAN THR C E838 1164 73 60
5 MARCUS BRANDON BCS C 9994 1157 54 54
6 GULAMALI FREYA BCA C 9076 1153 59 28
7 BUNTARAN ALEX HCS C 9451 1143 117 54
8 KRUSE BRETT MTW C F751 1139 96 76
9 LAM EVAN SOM C A556 1136 57 38
10 SHETTI OMKAR CHA C F395 1132 211 211
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

GRADE 1*

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
1 CASEY GARRETT HSC B 8919 1261 110 75
2 LIN JEREMY GRR B 8675 1235 86 68
3 SHEN ETHAN DIS B 9373 1207 88 74
4 YEH ANDREW WME B 8700 1178 110 81
5 ZHONG STANLEY CCD B A669 1107 67 67
6 DESHPANDE ARYAN ARD B F757 1081 126 87
7 HOEL CARSON CXN B 9375 1071 73 45
8 CHOWDHURY NEIL SOM B A650 1061 28 28
9 THAKUR EAMON BCS B A043 1052 199 124
10 ZHANG JADEN LOW B 9773 1051 15 15
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

* 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

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
  LEE MICHAEL INT L 2133 2432 93 7
  CHEN HOWARD LKS L 6234 2317 53 0
1 GUO ALEX INT L 7413 2175 125 17
2 OMORI MICHAEL LSS K 4258 2112 259 20
  WANG MICHAEL OMS J 6449 2111 132 4
  LEE NATHAN ISM J 3203 2091 167 0
3 LESSLER PETER LSS M 2122 2084 206 15
  UMMEL IGOR MSH L 3637 2076 156 9
  DIXON DAKOTA CHY M 1307 2075 325 5
4 GOLUB DAVID INT L C554 2049 52 18
  LEE MEGAN OMS J 8702 2039 124 4
5 WU DARREN LSS L 7528 1976 127 20
  SEN SAMIR JLM I A453 1954 112 4
6 FENG ROLAND THU E K405 1953 208 24
7 GOTTLIEB ETHAN LSS L 8400 1948 202 19
  HO ALEC KIW J 1448 1908 219 4
  HO DANIEL KIW K 2666 1903 204 4
8 MANBER DEVON GAR M 1818 1901 375 22
9 INGLIS DAVID LSS K 4268 1900 275 20
  LI WILLIAM HSC J 6452 1900 164 0
  QU FRANK REJ K 5103 1884 136 0
  TENG YUN SHH I 3920 1856 147 0
  YUE BRYAN LMA J E863 1853 60 0
  DIXON BLAKE BCS L 2926 1848 345 0
10 ARORA MAYHUL STV G G750 1839 141 45
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

WASHINGTON'S FIVE MOST ACTIVE

1. Jason Presley, 1557, 555, Odle Middle School

2. Chase Habu-Chin, 1282, 531, Epiphany

Licht, Torrie, 1162, 511 (no games played this year)

3. Witecki, Thomas, 1749, 482, Lynden High School

4. Trevor Johnson, 1831, 463, Homeschool

5. Frederick A. Davis, 1439, 463, Frontier Junior High

Special Note for:

Omkar Shetti – largest number of games played last year: 211 in single year.

HONORING OUR TOP GRADUATED SENIORS

Top 10 rank Last Name First Name School Grade ID# Rating Total Games Games Year
  XING KERRY INL N 7139 2110 113 5
  DESMARAIS CYRUS GCL N 2022 1905 117 5
  DESMARAIS NILES GCL N 2270 1782 119 5
1 ACKERMAN RYAN MHS N C514 1766 119 45
  ROBERTS JACOB BUS N 1315 1749 295 0
2 SHANKLAND ADAM LSS N 6226 1685 375 16
  KUDVA VIKRAM SKV N Q693 1635 191 13
3 OSERAN ZACH SKN N 1510 1631 165 17
  SO ERNEST INT N 4548 1626 216 13
  WENER-FLIGNER ZACHARY GAR N 4780 1614 184 9
4 BLUE BEN NCL N 7344 1591 245 40
  EMERMAN ALEX UPA N 8556 1575 240 0
  YABUSAKI ANDREW HHS N 8027 1548 250 5
5 TALBOT JOHN LIB N 7264 1520 413 20
  TANAKA SHINICHIRO WMS N 8561 1495 233 0
6 OLSON TRAVIS KAM N 8893 1480 39 30
7 LING JERRY INT N G386 1473 139 32
  APACIBLE JENNIFER HLN N 4768 1455 175 0
  SOLOMON BRYAN LSS N 8607 1427 266 13
  WILLSON ANDREW KIW N 4070 1421 305 0
8 CHIEN BRIAN INT N H057 1419 122 25
9 BEDADALA MAYUR INT N G819 1414 198 69
10 PASH DAVID LYE N 4408 1395 150 17
Note: Yellow indicates less than 15 games this year and player does not qualify for Top 10 List

NWSRS RATING SYSTEM STATS AND ACTIVITY

At the end of last season we had reached 15,104 players, about the same as the previous year. This September the Washington Scholastic Rating System was reset as follows: (1) Graduated seniors were advanced to “adult” status. (2) A total of 2,466 "inactives" (a complicated function where a combination of number of games in the system, and length of time since last activity was used to determine inactive status) were removed. (3) All grades were advanced one level. (4) The "this year" games field was emptied. All USCF ratings were updated on September 5, 2010.

We start the new season with 12,638 rated scholastic and adult players, 5,743 in grades 1-6, 3,907 in grades 7-12 and 2,988 adults. Last year we rated over 338 events and over 41,900 games.

Please note that this list is NO LONGER the basis for the Intermat selection team. Please contact Elliot Neff ceo@chess4life.com for all matters pertaining to the Intermat.

Kirk Winges, September 5, 2009