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2012 Idaho Scholastic Novice Tournament
(February 25, Boise, ID)

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The 4-5 Grade Section and the 6-12 Grade Section. Photo by Patrick Abernathy.


Tournament Report

by Jeff Roland

Forty-four (44) students played in the Idaho Scholastic Novice Tournament, played at Fairmont Jr. High School in Boise, Idaho on February 25, 2012. There were four (4) sections of play -- the 6-12 Grade Championship Section, the 4-5 Grade Section, the 2-3 Grade Section, and the K-1 Grade Section. All sections were unrated. For the first time, this tournament was held concurrently alongside the 2012 Idaho Scholastic Girls Championship.

In the 6-12 Section, Micah Sorenson (Calvary Christian Nampa, 6th grade) was first place with 4 points. Nathan Hines (Lewis & Clark, 8th grade) was second place with 3½ points. Jacob Hussey (Calvary Christian Nampa, 7th grade) was third place with 3½ points. Nicholas Wurst (Home School, 6th grade) was fourth place with 3 points. Andrew Thomas (Calvary Christian Nampa, 8th grade) was fifth place with 3 points. Calvary Christian School (Nampa, Idaho) won first place Team Award with a score of 10½ points.

In the 4-5 Grade Section, Vimean Rath (Lowell, 5th grade) was first place with 4½ points. Chris Gunn (Mill Creek, 5th grade) was second place with 3½ points. David Wells (Mill Creek, 4th grade) was third place with 3½ points. Zoe Kenney (River Valley, 5th grade) was fourth place with 3 points. Braydon Torrey (Calvary Christian Nampa) was 5th place with 3 points. Mill Creek Elementary School (Middleton, Idaho) won first place Team Award with a score of 7 points. Lowell Elementary School (Boise, Idaho) won second place Team Award with 7 points.

In the 2-3 Grade Section, Ian Wurst (Home School, 3rd grade) was first place with 5 points. Austin Li (Cecil Andrus, 3rd grade) was second place with 4 points. Annika Wells (Mill Creek, 3rd grade) was 3rd place with 3½ points. Bradyn Ruggles (Mill Creek, 3rd grade) was fourth place with 3 points. Nathan Edvalson (Cecil Andrus, 2nd grade) was fifth place with 3 points. Cecil Andrus Elementary School (Boise, Idaho) won first place Team Award with a score of 7 points. Mill Creek Elementary School (Middleton, Idaho) won second place Team Award with 6½ points.

In the K-1 Grade Section, August Mussler-Wright (Washington, Kindergarten) was first place with 4 points. Keyton Smith (Washington, Kindergarten) was second place with 3½ points. Logan Wendel (Washington, 1st grade) was third place with 3½ points. Nate Veltman (Washington, 1st grade) was fourth place with 3 points. Jacob Edvalson (Cecil Andrus, Kindergarten) was fifth place with 2½ points.

Craig Barrett was the Chief TD overseeing the entire event. Isaac Barrett was the Head Floor TD. Jordan Barrett was a Floor TD. Curtis Barrett was the Head Computer TD. Tigger Barrett, Nichole Carlson, and Cody Stump were TD Assistants. Elizabeth Barrett, Danielle Patterson, and Tad Flannigan worked the concessions. Katie Patterson helped with set-up. Kevin Patterson made announcements and hosted the awards ceremony.


Individual Prizes

6-12 Section

Micah Sorenson - 1st Place
Nathan Hines - 2nd Place
Jacob Hussey - 3rd Place
Nicholas Wurst - 4th Place
Andrew Thomas - 5th Place

4-5 Grade Section

Vimean Rath - 1st Place
Chris Gunn - 2nd Place
David Wells - 3rd Place
Zoe Kenney - 4th Place
Braydon Torrey - 5th Place

2-3 Grade Section

Ian Wurst - 1st Place
Austin Li - 2nd Place
Annika Wells - 3rd Place
Bradyn Ruggles - 4th Place
Nathan Edvalson - 5th Place

K-1 Grade Section

August Mussler-Wright - 1st Place
Keyton Smith - 2nd Place
Logan Wendel - 3rd Place
Nate Veltman - 4th Place
Jacob Edvalson - 5th Place


Team Prizes

6-12 Section

Calvary Christian School (Nampa, Idaho) - 1st Place (10½ points)

4-5 Grade Section

Mill Creek Elementary School (Middleton, Idaho) - 1st Place (7 points)
Lowell Elementary School (Boise, Idaho) - 2nd Place (7 points)

2-3 Grade Section

Cecil Andrus Elementary School (Boise, Idaho) - 1st Place (7 points)
Mill Creek Elementary School (Middleton, Idaho) - 2nd Place (6½ points)