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US Elementary School (K-6) Champions crowned

The 2022 US National Elementary (K-6) Chess Championships took place from 13-15 May in Columbus Ohio’s Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The event gathered 1053 players and 472 teams from 40 states who fought for the National US Champion title in four sections: K-1, K-3, K-5 and K-6. The special guests of the event were: GM Josh Friedel, GM Elshan Moradiabadi, WGM Katerina Nemcova, FM Gauri Shankar and Danny Rohde. (scroll down for final rankings)


The US National Elementary School K-6 Champions are:

Notably, the US National Elementary School Championship had siblings winning the Championships in K-1 and K-5 sections, the Mansurov brothers from New York. This has happened before in 2019 with the first brother/sister combo winning the K-6 and K-3 championships, and in 1997 and 2006 two brothers won national championships in the same year. Read more: US Middle School Champions crowned

Many other winners in multiple sections below the championship section were also determined. For a full list of winners see here: http://www.uschess.org/results/2022/elem/.

As US Chess fulfills its mission to “empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess,” using scholastic nationals to fulfill the goal to expand the educational, social, recreational and rehabilitative applications of chess; increase the visibility of chess on mainstream communications channels; develop the depth and breadth of our partnerships; use chess to increase opportunities for underrepresented segments of society, and to continuously improve internal operations and member services. 

US Chess Executive Director Carol Meyer notes, “Our vision is that chess is recognized as an essential tool that promotes inclusiveness and benefits education, rehabilitation, recreation, and friendly competition. This all comes together at our national scholastic championships.”.

US K-6 Championship 2022