Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prospect Goes 5-2 at State

Prospect achieved its best result ever at the IHSA State Championship this weekend with 5 wins and 2 losses to finish in 18th place out of 128 teams.  Mid-Suburban league rivals Buffalo Grove and Hoffman Estates also finished 5-2 in 22nd and 26th place.  The biggest surprise for the MSL was Rolling Meadows which managed to go 4-3 to finish 32nd place despite being seeded 96th after a disappointing regular season.  Joining Meadows at 4-3 Fremd in 30th, Palatine in 52nd, and Barrington in 59th.  Elk Grove and Conant finished 3-4 and Schaumburg finished 2.5-4.5.

Prospect's top scorers were 5th Board Mike Monsen and 6th Board Ekrem Genc who went 5.5-1.5.  Happily, Both players are freshman.  Junior Caleb Royse went 5-2 with 3 wins and 4 draws on 3rd Board and Sophomore Robert Moskwa finished at 4.5-2.5 on 1st Board with his only losses coming to 2304 rated FIDE master Gauri Manoj of Glenbrook South and 1905 rated Chengliang Luo of Northside Prep in Chicago.  I can't wait for next year.

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