Bloomington-Normal Area Scholastic did their typically wonderful job hosting the 2013 K-8 Championships, held March 9-10 at the Bone Student Center on the Illinois State University campus.
It's tax season, so the congratulations are much briefer than they should be.
- Vincent Do of Thurgood Marshall in Rockford took the Junior High section with a 7-0 score.
- Edward Zhang of Hoffman Estates took the Elementary (grades 4-5) section with 6½-½.
- Aydin Turgut (1852!) of Decatur took the Upper Primary section with 6½-½.
- Aaron Gan of Sprague Half Day in Lincolnshire and David Zimmerman of Monroe Elementary in Hinsdale tied for first in the Lower Primary 6½-½.
Hmm, Chicagolanders, the Downstate kids more than held their own...