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2012 Championship Results

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2012 OHSCTA STATE
CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
 
FINAL RESULTS
 
VARSITY OVERALL STATE TITLES   
  • 1st Place - Clackamas High School, Clackamas 
  • Co-Champion - Willamette High School, Eugene 
  • Co-Champion - Crescent Valley Hill High School, Corvalis
  • Co-Champion - La Salle College Prep, Milwaukie
VARSITY BOARD STATE CHAMPIONS   
  • 1st Board - Alexandra Botez, Clackamas  
  • 2nd Board - Matt Dalthorp, Crescent Valley 
  • 3rd Board - Patrick Butenhoff, Lake Oswego  
  • 4th Board - Yu Yang Zhang, Willamette 
  • 5th Board - Will Holloran, La Salle College Prep 

VARSITY CLASSIFICATION TITLES   

  • 6A - 1st Place - Clackamas High School, Clackamas 
  • 6A - 2nd Place - Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego 
  • 5A - 1st Place - Crescent Valley High School, Corvalis 
  • 5A - 2nd Place - Willamette High School, Eugene 
  • 4A - 1st Place - La Salle College Prep, Milwaukie 
  • 4A - 2nd Place - Junction City High School, Junction City 
  • 3A - 1st Place - Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hill 
  • 3A - 2nd Place - Coquille High School, Coquille  
  • 2A - 1st Place - Scio High School, Scio 
  • 2A - 2nd Place - Delphian School, Sheridan 
  • 1A - 1st Place - Oak Hill School, Eugene

 VARSITY BOARD CLASSIFICATION CHAMPIONS 

      6A

  • 1st Board - Bryce S Eng,   
  • 2nd Board - Daniel Seitz, Lake Oswego 
  • 3rd Board - Gavin Megson, 
  • 4th Board - Kevin Rhine, 
  • 5th Board - Hai Dao, 

      5A

  • 1st Board - Tyler McCausland, 
  • 2nd Board - Scott Svetal, 
  • 3rd Board - Cody Webb,  
  • 4th Board - Jarod Lobasso, 
  • 5th Board - Luke Dechiara, 

      4A

  • 1st Board - Shane Wiley,  
  • 2nd Board - Casey Ford,  
  • 3rd Board - Alex Petersen, 
  • 4th Board - Gabe Shepard,
  • 5th Board - Skyler Welch, 

      3A

  • 1st Board - Jack Dale, Pleasant Hill  
  • 2nd Board - Quinn Stearns, 
  • 3rd Board - Jacob Moch, 
  • 4th Board - Alex Leong, 
  • 5th Board - Sam Robbins, 

      2A

  • 1st Board - Brett Horton, Delphian School  
  • 2nd Board - Michael Clarizio, Delphian School 
  • 3rd Board - Alexander J Holmberg, Scio 
  • 4th Board - Luke Munsil, Scio 
  • 5th Board - Trevor Davis, Scio

      1A

  • 1st Board - Justin Hooker, Oak Hill 
  • 2nd Board - Ben Larson, Oak Hill 
  • 3rd Board - Eli Bronstein, Oak Hill 
  • 4th Board - Kevin Teng, Oak Hill 
  • 5th Board - None

JUNIOR VARSITY OVERALL STATE TITLES

  • 1st Place - Coquille High School, Coquille 
  • 2nd Place - Willamette High School, Eugene

JUNIOR VARSITY CLASSIFICATION TITLES   

  • 6A - 1st Place - Clackamas High School, Clackamas
  • 5A - 1st Place - Willamette High School, Eugene 
  • 4A - 1st Place - Klamath Union High School, Klamath Falls
  • 3A - 1st Place - Coquille High School, Coquille 
  • 2A - No Entries
  • 1A - No Entries

OPEN TEAM COMPETITION

  • 1st Place - La Salle College Prep, Milwaukie 
  • 2nd Place - Coquille Valley MS, Coquille 
  • 3rd Place - Midwestern League  
INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT COMPETITION
  • 1st Place - Joshua Duricka 
  • 2nd Place - Colby Perkins 
  • 3rd Place - Joshua Jacob 

NOTES  

From James Horton, Secretary, OHSCTA

The tournament was run well by Andrei, Norm and Norm's son and went smoothly without incident. However, when the dust settled at the end the unthinkable happened--there was a four-way tie for first for overall state champion! This really put the tiebreak system to the test. Prior to any announcement of results, Andrei had the foresight to meet in a private room with Norm, all the involved coaches and the princpal author of the tie-break system to help with interpretation. As it turned out, for all of its apparent complexity, the system did work in a clear and logical fashion to break the tie. 

In a room full of chess coaches, one will never get them to all agree on what is the best tiebreak system--particularly immediately following a tournament! But what you will get them to agree on is that there is no one system that is always perfect. In this particular room full of coaches that had the state championship title on the line and all the tension that goes with it, to the credit of those coaches and the logic of the tiebreak system, there were no fists banging on tables and no slammed doors. With nothing more than a bit of grumbling here or there, we walked out of the room knowing that the results were probably as fair as could be expected and, what's more, amazingly enough, we were all still friends!    

What we learned most of all from the tournament is the depth of quality of high school chess in Oregon. What we witnessed was brilliant play by four very strong teams, none of which would be dominated by any other. Those 20 young men and women did us all proud in their fine play, and truly all are champions.  

"Winning is the science of being totally prepared." – George Allen