IM Kacper Drozdowski and IM Zurab Javakhadze finished atop a field of 32 in the 73rd Annual Texas State Championship. Sixteen year old Sam Rose claimed the Texas State Amateur Championship with a perfect score.
The Championship section of Masters and Experts competed over the Memorial Day Weekend in Fort Worth. David Robert Gaston and GM Angel Arribas Lopez tied for third with 5.0 points each, while WIM Emily Quynh Nguyen and NM Jack Easton followed with 4.5 points each. Tim Steiner and Yue Chu finished the Amateur section with six points each.
In the scholastic side event Hiren Premkumar won the K-12 Championship section with a perfect 5.0 while Dominic Owen Liaw and Abhiram N Jyosyula topped the K-12 U1000 section with five points each.