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Chess Team

Chess Team 

2015 Nebraska State  Champions 

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015   2013 Metro League Champions
  2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013 
 

Competes in the Metro league during January and February, and other competitions during the year. Sponsors: Stephen Bouma, Drew Thyden
Central's Chess team is the defending Metro Champion from 2012 & 2013.

2015-16 Team Members: nbsp;

;Board 1: Nick Lacroix  

; Board 2: Uri Herszbaum- Harding

Board 3: Caleb Pecka

Board 4: Calvin Shafer

Board 5: Simon Schoenbeck 

Board 6:  Marshall Biven

  

 

 









Past Chess Team Results







Year Event Place
 2015  State Team Tournament  1st Place
 2015  Metro League  2nd Place
 2013  State Team Tournament  2nd Place
 2013  Metro League  1st Place
 2012 State Team Tournament  2nd Place
 2012 Metro Individual Championship  2nd Place - Mitch Hezel
 2012 Metro League  1st Place
 2011  State Team Tournament  1st Place
 2011  Metro Individual Championship  1st Place - Ike Thomas
 2011  Metro League  3rd Place
 2010  State Team Tournament  2nd Place
 2010  Metro Individual Championship  1st Place - Caleb Koch

3rd Place - Ike Thomas
 2010  Metro League 1st Place
 2009  State Team Tournament 1st Place
 2009  Metro League 2nd Place
 2009

 Metro Individual Championship

3rd Place - Ben Susman

 2008

 State Team Tournament

2nd Place

 2008

 Metro League

2nd Place

 2008

 Metro Individual Championship

1st Place - Alek Erickson

 2007  National High School Championship  35th Place
 2007  National HS Championship - Unrated  12th Place
 2007  Nebraska State Team Championship  1st Place
 2007  State Individual Championship  Kevin Kennedy -  2nd Place

  Alek Erickson - 3rd Place
 2007  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2007  Metro Individual Championship  Kevin Kennedy - 1st Place 

  Alek Erickson - 2nd Place
 2006  Nebraska State Team Championship  1st Place
 2006  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2006  Metro Individual Championship  George Blazek - 2nd Place
 2005  State Individual Championship  George Blazek (co-Champion)
 2005  Metro Individual Championship  Erik Servellon 1st Place  
 2005  Metro Individual Championship  George Blazek 2nd Place
 2005  Nebraska State Team Championship  1st Place
 2005  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2004  National HS Championship  26th Place
 2004  National HS Championship  George Blazek 1st Unrated
 2004  Nebraska State Team Championship  1st Place
 2004  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2004  Metro Individual Championship  Jay Harmon 1st Place
 2003  Nebraska State Team Championship  1st Place
 2003  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2003  Metro Individual Championship  George Blazek 1st Place
 2003  Metro Individual Championship  Jay Harmon 2nd Place     
 2002  Nebraska State Team Championship  3rd Place    
 2002  Metro Team Championship  1st Place
 2002  Metro Individual Championship  Nick Zielinski 2nd  Place
 2001  Metro Team Championship  2nd Place
 2001  Metro Individual Championship  Tyler Yin 1st Place
 2001  Metro Individual Championship  Sean Baker 1st Place
 2000  Nebraska State Team Championshp  2nd Place
 2000  Metro Team Championship  2nd Place
 2000  State Individual Championship  Tyler Yin 1st Place

 

Higest USCF Rated Central High Players 1996- Present
Name (Year of highest rating) While at Central After Graduation
 Nick Lacroix (2016) 1652  na
Jay Harmon +(2004) 1646  1657
Tyler Yin *+ (2000) 1602  1602
Joe Knapp (1997) 1602  2066
George Blazek *+ (2006) 1592  1604
Tony Dutiel * (1997) 1542  1936
Erik Servellon + (2005) 1499  1556
Alek Erickson (2007) 1475  1647
 Mitch Hezel (2013) 1449  1439
Sean Baker +  (2001) 1444  1685
Nate Horrell (2004) 1417  1417
Kevin Kennedy + (2007) 1397  1587
AJ Stubbs (2006) 1379  1125
Ike Thomas (2009) 1367  1255
Ben Susman (2009) 1308  1308
Bill Chaney (2005) 1299  1299
Uri Herszbaum-Harding (2016) 1276  na
Cory Jensen * (1998) 1273  1273
Jack Stobbe(2015) 1225  1225
Harrison McMinn (2012) 1215  1193
LaVel Sterling (2006) 1206  1230
Joe Zielinski (1997) 1192  1192
* denotes State Champion







+denotes Metro Champion 2016 Team members in bold