Largest Chess Tournament Ever !

The days of May 11 – 14 found nearly 5800 chess players at the United States Chess Federations Super Nationals VI.     Every 4 years the USCF  combines their Elementary, Jr. High and High School National Tournaments into one.  This year all convened at Gaylord’s Opryland in Nashville Tennessee.    5,578 players from 49 states competed in 31 divisions in seven rounds.   After Sunday May 14th over 1325 trophies will have been awarded.

Wisconsin is well represented with 137 players from 47 schools.  The highest ranking players representing Wisconsin are Kyle Jain (1976), Hersh Singh(1926), Ritika Pandey(1868), Divyu Pandey(1732) and Shaunak Bhattacharyya (1666).  Next year (2018) Elementary Nationals will be on May 11 to 13 in Nashville, Jr. High will be April 6 to 8 in Atlanta and High School will be April 27 to 28 in Columbus.