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Our New First Grade Champion!

After becoming the New York State 1st grade champion, does Felix now have his sites on the entire USA?
Success in Saratoga!
Our hero.
Rev. Marijian Procyk, chess mentor, and Dr. Mark Mieth, his humble driver,
with Felix Ling NYS 1st Grade Champion 2007
FELIX (YUANFEI) LING , who recently turned 7, entered his first USCF rated tournament-The New York State K-8 Championships- this weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY and he came home with a trophy as big as he is! (Quite frankly, it was so big,it was hard to get into the SUV he was riding in.) He scored 4/7 in the combined first and second grade section which tied him for third overall in that section. He, however, was the top first grader in the state on tie breaks. His provisional rating is now 799. I am certain that that number will quickly climb and he will accumulate many more awards in the near future.
Other notable side lights from ths weekend are:
REV. MARIJAN PROCYK having the opportunity to play 3 FIDE titled players in the Empire State Open and finishing a very respectable 3/6 in the Open section and increasing his rating closer to the master level. He also found a new Chinese Buffet restaurant that he likes, but, alas, no mango pudding.
The only other WNY local scholastic player, THOMAS HAHN, from Stella Niagara Education Park, performing admirably in the challenging 5th grade section with a 3/7 score. (The top player in that section is rated 1800+)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Felix ! A wonderful result. Also, I am sure that Marijan and Mark's coaching and support were very helpful in achieving this superb accomplishement. Congratulations to Rev. Procyk for his fine tournament.