One hundred and twenty-one players came out for the 7th Annual State Warm Up held February 22, 2014 at Mother Teresa in KOP. This event is usually the biggest event of the year as many people get ready for the State Championship, held 2 weeks from now in Carlisle (2015 will be in Lancaster.)
On November 9th, 2013, 87 players met to decide the 2013 Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Championship. In the K-12 section, no one escaped unscathed, but Teddy Willis, was nicked for only a draw and won the event with a 3.5 – 0.5 score. Three Pocono Mountain East High School players tied for 2nd – 4th with a 3.0 – 1.0 score. They were Andy Weng, Sean Crowley, and Alex Quirindongo. Pocono Mountain East High School won the team competition with a score of 11.5.
In the K-6 section, Jeffrey Gong and David Sang, both of Skyview Elementary, scored a perfect 4 – 0 with Gong taking the title on tiebreakers. Ram Singh finished 3rd with a score of 3.5 – 0.5. Skyview having two players with a perfect score, it is not surprising that they won the team category with 14.0 points.
In the K – 3 section, Aneesh Raparla (for the 2nd time) and Chase Vitulich tied for first with perfect scores. Seven players tied for 3rd to 9th with 3 points. The top team was Hillside Elementary with 7.5 points.