Chessdom-chess-USA-logoNASHVILLE, TN: The 501(c)3 US Chess Federation’s 2018 National Elementary School (K-6) Championship was contested from May 11-13, at Nashville, Tennessee’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Four players tied for first in the K-6 Division. All four players are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 co-champions. Nathaniel Lande Shuman, Age 12, is from New York, New York, and attends Dalton School. Kevin Pan, Age 12, is from Fremont, California, and attends Mission San Jose Elementary. Rithik Sai Polavaram, Age 11, is from Austin, Texas, and attends Canyon Vista Middle School. Rianne Ke, Age 12, is from Irvine, California, and attends Eastshore Elementary.
Three teams tied for first in the K-6 Division. All three teams are 2018 National Elementary School K-6 team co-champions. Speyer Legacy School is in New York, New York. Dalton School is in New York, New York. Mission San Jose Elementary is in Fremont, California.
Nico Werner Chasin, Age 11, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 champion. Nico is from New York, New York and attends PS 41.
PS 41 of New York, New York, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-5 team champion.
Ronen Wilson, Age 9, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 champion. Ronen is from Ashburn, Virginia, and attends Ashburn Elementary.
Dalton School of New York, New York is the 2018 National Elementary School K-3 team champion.
Rohan Rajaram, Age 7, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 champion. Rohan is from Cupertino, California, and attends Harker Lower School.
Mission San Jose Elementary of Fremont, California, is the 2018 National Elementary School K-1 team champion.
Many other winners in numerous sections below the championship sections were also identified. For a full list of winners, please see here: http://www.uschess.org/tournaments/2018/elem/
As US Chess fulfills its mission of “empowering people through chess one move at a time,” we use our scholastic nationals to fulfill our goals of growing the game, engaging the educational community about the benefits of chess, and continuously improving our operations and member services.
US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer notes, “We are proud of how many thousands of happy young US Chess members we have both at the beginning and the end of our championships. This is a testament to our staff, our volunteers, and the many parents and coaches of teams large and small.”

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