The 2014 Northern Arizona Chess Championships were held on Feb. 22 at Flagstaff High School. Killip won the K-1 and K-3 team championships and Sinagua Middle School took first place in the K-6 and K-9 sections. Flagstaff High School also won the high school section.
This tournament was a state qualifier. Seventy-six players qualified for state at this tournament. Teams came from all over Arizona, including Flagstaff, Winslow, Kingman, Chinle, Navajo Mountain and Phoenix.
K-12 section: First place, Justin Tso, 10th grade, Coconino High School; second place, Andrew Akin, 10th grade, homeschool.
K-9 section: First place, Tyler Long, seventh grade, Sinagua Middle School; second place, Angelo Bahee, seventh grade, SMS.
K-6 section: first place, Denver Seaton, sixth grade, Basis; second place, Dontye Anderson, fourth grade, Killip; third place, Daniel Muscarella, fifth grade, homeschool.
K-3 section: first place, Shan Remgasany, second grade, Phoenix; second place, Jaiden Smith, third grade, Killip; third place, Gustavo Cardenas, third grade, Killip.
K-1 section: first place, Caleb Russell, first grade, Killip; second place, Skyler Boyce, first grade, Killip; third place, Adrianna Long, first grade, Killip.