The powerful Portland area high school chess league has completed three rounds of play. In the upper division Gavin Megson of Clackamas High School and Nathan Ryan have both been a perfect 3/3 so far. Nathan (928 NWSRS) had to notch a 400 point upset in the third round to keep his streak in tact, but he proved that he was up for the task against Joel Porter (1358) of the strong Lake Oswego team, which won the OHSCTA high school team championship last year.
Several other players have perfect scores after playing two games:Alex Piatski, Alexander Schoen, and Charles Earp. Alexandra Botez (1941), fresh off her outstanding performance against a tough field at the World Youth Championships, is also at 2/2, including a win against Fred Litt (1726) who played on board #1 on last year’s state champion Lake Oswego team.
In the lower division, three players from Jesuit High School (Bryce Eng, Christopher Dimarco, and Tushar Sah) are alone at 3/3, emphatically stating that JHS is a force to be reckoned with.