Reece Thompson wins Georgia Junior Invitational!!!


High School Junior Reece Thompson (left, gray shirt with black stripes) wins the 2013 Georgia State Junior Invitational. The Marietta teenager over the Jan. 12-13 weekend to capture the title and earn seat to this summer’s  2013 Denker tournament. Reece will represent Georgia at this annual tournament which includes the opportunity to win a $68,000 Scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas.

Thompson, rated 1936, overcame several strong high school players at Emory University in this year’s edition of the GCA’s premier junior tournament,  scoring 4.5 points over the five rounds and only drawing up-and coming Jeremy Banta.

Thompson also picked up 37 rating points, moving him ever closer to reaching expert.


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