The 9th annual Southwest Class Championship tournament was held in Fort Worth, TX during Feb. 15-19. This is a nationwide tournament of United States Chess Federation (USCF). Our club player, Ryan Chen, participated in the competition of class E (U1200). This is his first time to attend formal non-scholastic tournament rated by USCF rating. He played very well in this tournament and got 5 points in total 7 rounds of games. He finally ranked the fourth place and won $100 prize. He gained his first USCF rating of 1197 points in this event. Congratulations to him!