Seventeen Ladue School District students competed in the U.S. Chess Federation SuperNationals VI tournament from May 11-14 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the largest-rated chess tournament in history, with 5,577 competitors and 1,586 teams from 50 states.
Students competed in tournament sections according to their grade and U.S. Chess Federation rating. Ten students from Ladue Schools returned to St. Louis with trophies from their individual tournament sections.
Ayden Huang (1) from Conway Elementary competed in the K-1 Championship section and finished in 21st place among 190 players. He was the only student from Missouri to compete in this section. Aaron Lin (2) from Conway Elementary played in the K-3 Championship section and finished 25th in a field of 214 students.
Sahil Chatwal (4) from Spoede Elementary played in the K-8 Under 750 section, and Celina Zhou (3) from Spoede Elementary competed in the K-3 Championship section.
Zachary Barrett from the Ladue Fifth Grade Center played in the K-6 Blitz tournament and finished 3rd among players rated 800 to 899. He also competed in the K-5 Under 900 section and finished 25th among 521 players.
Arya Bhushan (7) and Katie Eisenman (8) from Ladue Middle School competed in the K-8 Under 1000 section, both finishing in 20th place among a field of 249 players. As a team, Arya and Katie finished in 34th place out of 44 teams.
Roshen Chatwal (7) and Joshua Fundler (7) from LMS played in the K-12 Under 1200 section, with Roshen finishing in 22nd place among a field of 365 players. As a team, Roshen and Joshua finished in 49th place out of 69 teams. Roshen also competed in the K-9 Blitz tournament.
Benjamin Liu (7) from LMS competed in the K-12 Under 1600 section, finishing in 16th place out of 490 players. Ian Rothstein (7) from LMS played in the K-8 Under 750 section.
Benjamin Shoykhet (6) and Andrew Teh (6) from LMS competed in the K-6 Championship section. Benjamin finished in 20th place out of the field of 152 players. As a team, Benjamin and Andrew finished in 13th place out of 19 teams.
Iris Zhou (7) from LMS played in the K-8 Championship section.
Sophie Kras (9) from LHWHS competed in the K-12 Under 800 section. Jason Pummer (9) from LHWHS competed in the K-9 Under 1250 section, finishing in 5th place out of 218 players.
Zachary Millsap (12) from LHWHS competed in the K-12 Under 1600 section, finishing in 25th place out of 490 players.