New Jersey K-12 Grade Championship


Until August it was unclear whether we would be able to hold this tournament OTB. Brookdale Community College was not able to commit to holding the event any earlier. I should have guessed that we would have great attendance due to people registering for the November 21st tournament in the middle of August! With less than 1 week before the tournament I committed to two additional rooms. We would have up to 400 in the main room and up to 60 each in two small meeting rooms. Our attendance broke a record with an increase of 20 per cent over 2019. We had 492 players! The following are 2021 NJ K-12 Grade Champions:

Kindergarten: Charlotte Martin 5-0

1st Grade: Jayden Li 4.5 – .5 won on tiebreaks

                   Sathvi Birudavolu 4.5 – .5

2nd Grade: Santhosh Ayyappan 5-0

3rd Grade:  Anson Leong 4.5 – .5

4th Grade:  Will Nieder     5-0

5th Grade:  Audrey Keyan Li   5-0

6th Grade:  Rishi Madiraju  5-0

7th Grade:  Quan Tran         5-0

8th Grade:  George Yimin Chen 5-0

9th Grade:  Eddy Tian     5-0

10th Grade: Jayson Lu    4.5 – .5 won on tiebreaks

                     Thoshan Omprakosh 4.5 – .5

11th Grade:  Aditya Raj   4 – 0 won on tiebreaks

                       Daniel Shen 4-0

                       Akshay Patel 4-0

12th Grade:  Roman Brustein 5 – 0





Due to site restrictions, We reached the maximum capacity. We are sorry but we cannot accept additional entries either online or on-site

List of pre-registered players

Championship Event

Brookdale Community College – Student Life Center



5SS, G/25 d5. Parking Lot #7 or #6; 4 miles from Garden State Parkway exit 109. Face masks are required to be worn in the Student Life Center except while eating or drinking. 13 Sections: Play only in your grade! Grades K-12: Trophies to top 10 individuals, top 3 teams – top 3 from each school/grade; 50% of players receive a trophy or medal!; Rds.: 10am and ASAP. EF: $40 by 11/15, $60 at site. USCF mem req’d. Reg.: 8-9:00am After 9:00am 1/2 pt bye rd 1. info: 732 259-3881

Ent: Please make checks payable to NJSCF and send to Hal Sprechman, 15 Reigate Lane, Manchester, NJ 08759. Entries must include name, grade school, date of birth, USCF ID # & expiration, mailing address, phone number & entry fee, please include email address. Register online at: until 9pm 11/19.


765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
United States

Sections: 13
Grand Prix Points:
Prize Fund:
FIDE Rated: No
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Residency Restriction: No
Online Event: No


Hal Sprechman
Phone: 7322593881