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1999 Scholar Chessplayer Award Winners Announced

Posted in News, Scholastic on June 9th, 1999 by Nevada Chess

Nevada Chess Player Earns Award

Congratulations to Philip Wang (age 16, rating 2323) of Reno on winning one of the Scholar Chessplayer awards.

The complete text of the U.S. Chess Federation press release follows:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beatriz Marinello
June 9, 1999 (914) 562-8350
Press Release #14 of 1999


The U.S. Chess Federation has announced the winners of the 1999 Scholar Chessplayer Award.

The Scholar Chessplayer competition is open to high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, chess and sportsmanship.

The USCF Scholastic Committee selects the finalists. The U.S. Chess Trust sponsors the awards.

The 1999 winners are:

Philip Wang is a senior at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nevada. Philip, 16, is a USCF National Master with a rating of 2323. He plans to attend Stanford University.

Jordy Mont-Reynaud is a junior at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto. Jordy, 15, is a USCF National Master with a rating of 2327. He plans to attend Stanford University.

Brandon Ashe is a senior at North Hollywood High School in Chatsworth, California. Brandon, 16, holds a USCF rating of 2079. He plans to attend Stanford University.

David Pruess is a senior at the College Preparatory School in Berkeley, California. David, 18, is a USCF National Master with a rating of 2276. He plans to attend the University of California Berkeley.

Anthony Rozenuasser is a senior at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California. Anthony, 17, holds a USCF rating of 2136. He plans to attend the University of California Berkeley.

Steve Winer is a senior at Burlington High School in Burlington, Vermont. Steve is a USCF National Master with a rating of 2352. He plans to attend Haverford College.

1999 Nevada State Assembly Honors Patrick Hummel

Posted in News, Scholastic on May 17th, 1999 by Nevada Chess

On May 17th, 1999, the Nevada State Assembly honored Patrick Hummel for his accomplishments!

The complete text of the Assembly Resolution follows:

Assembly Resolution No. 8-Assemblymen Beers, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

May 17, 1999


Read and Adopted

SUMMARY-Congratulates Patrick Hummel of Las Vegas for winning chess championship. (BDR R-1731)

EXPLANATION – Matter in bolded italics is new; matter between brackets [omitted material] is material to be omitted. Green numbers along left margin indicate location on the printed bill (e.g., 5-15 indicates page 5, line 15).

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION-Congratulating Patrick Hummel, a ninth grader at The Meadows School in Las Vegas, for winning the 1999 National High School Championship of the United States Chess Federation.

1-1 Whereas, With over 80,000 members, the United States Chess
1-2 Federation is the official sanctioning body for tournament chess in the
1-3 United States and for United States participation in international chess
1-4 events; and
1-5 Whereas, At 12 years of age, and after only 32 months of playing
1-6 chess, Patrick Hummel attained the coveted chess title of United States
1-7 Chess Federation Master, an accomplishment achieved for the first time by
1-8 anyone that age in the history of chess in America and rarely equaled in the
1-9 world history of the game; and
1-10 Whereas, Patrick Hummel won three straight National Grade School
1-11 Chess Championships in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and the 1997
1-12 National High School Action Chess Championship; and
1-13 Whereas, Patrick Hummel scored 6 1/2 out of a possible 7 points and
1-14 finished first in a championship field of 340 players to win the prestigious
1-15 1999 National High School Championship co-sponsored by the United
1-16 States Chess Federation held April 9 through April 11 in Sioux Falls, South
2-1 Dakota, a feat even more noteworthy as he is one of only three persons ever
2-2 to win this tournament at the age of 14 years; and
2-3 Whereas, The weekend following the tournament in South Dakota,
2-4 Patrick won the Nevada Scholastic Chess Championship in Reno which
2-5 was sponsored by Nevada Chess, Inc., the Nevada affiliate of the United
2-6 States Chess Federation, and as a result of this win, he will represent
2-7 Nevada at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, hosted by
2-8 Nevada for the first time and scheduled to be held this August at the Sands
2-9 Regency Hotel Casino in Reno; and
2-10 Whereas, Winning the Nevada championship gained Patrick Hummel
2-11 enough rating points to earn him the title of Senior Master, the highest title
2-12 awarded by the United States Chess Federation, and by this achievement
2-13 Patrick became the second youngest Senior Master in the country; and
2-14 Whereas, Patrick Hummel is a freshman at The Meadows School in
2-15 Las Vegas where he is a straight A honors student who has also
2-16 distinguished himself in the field of mathematics by becoming the
2-17 MATHCOUNTS 1997 Southern Nevada Champion, the 1998 Nevada
2-18 Champion and a National Finalist at the 1998 competition in Washington,
2-19 D.C., and has also completed the American High School Mathematics
2-20 Examination which qualifies him to compete in the 17th Annual American
2-21 Invitational Mathematics Examination; and
2-22 Whereas, Patrick Hummel balances his life with a wide range of
2-23 activities, including swimming on The Meadows swim team, working out at
2-24 the gym, playing the trumpet and studying Mandarin Chinese; and
2-25 Whereas, Patrick’s parents, Paul and Carla Hummel, and the students
2-26 and faculty of The Meadows School are very proud of this outstanding
2-27 chess Master and multi-talented young man; now, therefore, be it
2-28 Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the
2-29 members of the Assembly of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature
2-30 congratulate Patrick Hummel on his achievements in the game of chess,
2-31 especially his most recent winning of the 1999 National High School
2-32 Championship; and be it further
2-33 Resolved, That this body hereby urges the residents of the State of
2-34 Nevada to recognize Patrick Hummel as a model of what can be
2-35 accomplished when a person of any age pursues a goal with determination
2-36 and dedication; and be it further
2-37 Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a
2-38 copy of this resolution to Patrick Hummel.


This information is prepared as an informational service only and should not be relied upon as an official record of action. For official records, please refer to the printed version of the appropriate official publication which may be obtained from the Legislative Bill Room (775-687-3560)

The above was taken from the website of the Nevada State Legislature.

Patrick Hummel Wins 1999 High School Championship

Posted in News, Scholastic on April 12th, 1999 by Nevada Chess

Congratulations to Patrick Hummel of Las Vegas, Nevada on winning the 1999 National High School Championship!

The complete text of the U.S. Chess Federation press release follows:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric C. Johnson
April 12, 1999 (914) 562-8350
Press Release #12 of 1999


Patrick Hummel won the 1999 National High School Championship, held April 9-11 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The tournament attracted 929 players seeking to compete in the first USCF National Scholastic Championship ever held in South Dakota.

Hummel, 14, of Las Vegas, Nev., scored 6 1/2 out of a possible 7 points to finish first in a championship field of 340 players. Defending champion Marcel Martinez joined a 9-way tie for second place with 6 points, finishing in fifth place on tiebreak.

Stuyvesant High School, of New York, N.Y., won the team competition in the championship section with 21 1/2 out of a possible 28 points. Team scores were determined by the combined performance of each school’s top four scorers.

Leela Doppalapudi, 16, of Gilbert, Ariz., posted an undefeated 7-0 score to win the Under 1300 section. A total of 282 players competed. Gilbert High School, powered by Doppalapudi’s strong performance, won the team competition with 21 1/2 points.

Peter Bayliss, 16, of Overland Park, Kan., and Dan Sorg, 17, of Capron, Ill., each finished with perfect 7-0 scores to tie for first place in the Under 1000 section. A total of 307 players competed. Bayless finished first on tiebreak points, but each player is considered to be a co-champion. Shawnee Mission East High School, of Shawnee, Kan., won the team competition with 22 1/2 points.

The 1999 National High School Championship was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chess Federation, local organizers De and David Knudson, and the Sioux Empire Chess Club.

1999 Pressman All-America Chess Team

Posted in News, Scholastic on February 5th, 1999 by Nevada Chess

Two Nevada Chess Players Earn Spots

Congratulations to Philip Wang (age 15, rating 2243) of Reno and Patrick Hummel (age 14, rating 2259) of Las Vegas on qualifying for the 1999 Pressman All-America Chess Team sponsored by the Pressman Toy Corporation of New York, NY.

The complete text of the U.S. Chess Federation press release follows:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric C. Johnson
February 5, 1999 (914) 562-8350
Press Release #2 of 1999


The U.S. Chess Federation has announced the names of the junior players who have qualified for places on the 1999 Pressman All-America Chess Team.

The 38 players on this year’s team have met age and rating criteria that place them in the top one percent of more than 41,000 of their fellow scholastic members.

The Pressman All-America Chess Team is sponsored each year by the Pressman Toy Corp., of New York, N.Y. This year marks the seventh consecutive year of corporate sponsorship for the annual team contest.

Each team member will receive an official 1999 Pressman All-America Chess Team jacket, plus a special Certificate of Achievement.

Participation in the Pressman All-America Chess Team competition is open to all USCF members who meet age and rating eligibility criteria. For more information about how to qualify for next year’s team, check the USCF website at , or contact USCF Scholastic Director Beatriz Marinello through the USCF office in New Windsor, NY.

A complete list of current team members follows.

Age 18 Minimum rating 2400
Igor Shliperman 2565 Rego Park, NY
Eugene Perelshteyn 2495 Lynn, MA

Age 17 Minimum rating 2300
Jacob Chudnovsky 2403 Mason, OH
Harutyun Akopyan 2377 Los Angeles, CA
Justin Sarkar 2331 Scarsdale, NY
Steven Winer 2325 Burlington, VT

Age 16 Minimum rating 2250
Andrei Zaremba 2322 Dearborn Heights, MI
Vladimir Miloslavsky 2308 Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Wesley Whatley 2284 Pike Road, AL
Stanislav Ritvin 2281 Philadelphia, PA
Sean Nagle 2267 Plymouth, MN

Age 15 Minimum rating 2200
Raymond Kaufman 2257 Potomac, MD
David C. John 2249 Houston, TX
Philip Wang 2243 Reno, NV
Joan Santana 2223 Teaneck, NK
Noah Siegel 2216 New York, NY
William Surlow 2207 Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Thomas 2203 Huntsville, AL

Age 14 Minimum rating 2150
Vinay Bhat 2329 San Jose, CA
Patrick Hummel 2259 Las Vegas, NV
Jordy Mont-Reynaud 2250 Palo Alto, CA

Age 13 Minimum rating 2100
Dmitry Schneider 2365 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Daniel Fernandez 2239 Coconut Creek, FL
A.J. Steigman 2169 Coral Springs, FL
Matthew Traldi 2167 Easton, PA
Matthew Hoekstra 2151 Charlotte, NC
Samson Benen 2149 New York, NY

Age 12 Minimum 2000
Asuka Nakamura 2088 White Plains, NY
Brandon Burrows 2080 Old Greenwich, CT
Aaron Pixton 2067 Vestal, NY

Age 11 Minimum rating 1875
Joshua Friedel 2157 Goffstown, NH
Jack Stolerman 1946 Marblehead, MA
Ruixin Yang 1926 Tallahassee, FL
Cory Evans 1913 San Diego, CA
Adam Maltese 1895 New York, NY

Age 10 Minimum rating 1750
Hikaru Nakamura 2226 White Plains, NY

Age 9 Minimum rating 1650
Laura Ross 1689 Forest Hills, NY

Age 8 & Under Minimum rating 1550
Noah Belcher 1550 Bloomingburg, NY