Can you say NATIONAL CHAMPION?
Matthew Yu(Skinner North) traveled to the state of Ohio and competed in the K-1st Section in the National Elementary K-6th Championship. A seven-round, swiss-style tournament with 83 players from 19 different states in the section, Matthew finished in a four-way tie for 1st place and finished as the Co-National Champion. Matthew was resilient over the four-day event and battled adversity during the opening rounds. Matthew entered the tournament on a hot streak, winning the Illinois Youth K-5th Invitational five days earlier. The first day consisted of a round one win, but a second round loss. It was Matthew's first loss in his last 5 tournaments. Entering day two in 17th place, Matthew rebounded quickly, reeling off three convincing wins. Matthew began the final day in 11th place with two rounds remaining. Matthew won the final two rounds creating a four-way tie for 1st Place(4th Place with tie-breaker) and being named Co-National Champion! Matthew finished with 6.0 points(6 wins and 1 loss). For more information on his victory click here:(new.uschess.org/news/young-champions-crowned-2022-national-elementary-k-6-championship).
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