12
Dec
17

BRING FOOD this Friday 12/15 to Waltham CC Christmas Party & Bughouse Tournament! Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Quick Championship

Fellow Waltham CC players,

          This Friday 12/15 Waltham CC gets ready to welcome in the holiday season with our annual Christmas Party & Bughouse Tournament.  Please bring LOTS of FOOD & non-alcoholic drink.  At 10 PM be prepared to join in our only Bughouse Tournament of the year.

          If sufficient players still have not had enough and want more Waltham CC – and who wouldn’t in our intimate dimly lit ambience? – we will close out 2017 the following Friday 12/22 with a Wild Card & Free Pizza Night.  Notify me if you’d like to come, what time control you’d like to vote for, and what toppings of pizza you’d like.

          And now, thanks so much to the 20 players who helped Waltham CC realize Vitaliy’s dream of the Waltham CC Quick Championship.  With this one we complete our first ever trio: Invitational, Blitz, and now Quick.    Can’t wait for it next year!   We had a really strong field, so that our Autumn Open winner Alan Song was in the middle of the pack this time.   He still emerged tied for the Night 1 Daily Prize.

          And of course, congratulations and recognition to IM Denys Shmelov; he is the inaugural WALTHAM CC 2017 QUICK CHAMPION.

          Full standings are below my signature.  Winners:

                     1st Place & CHAMP: IM Denys Shmelov

                     2nd Place: Daniel Frank Johnston

                     3rd Place: Sherif Khater

                     U1800: Vitaliy Ryabinin

                     U1400: Stephen Desouza

                     Daily Prize Night 1 (tied): Alan Song, Evan Maclure

                     Daily Prize Night 2: Suraj Ramanathan

          We’ll see you for the Christmas Party and Pizza Night on the next two Fridays.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham CC Quick Championship Director

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Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 QUICK Championship – 12-01-2017 – 12-08-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Rd 14 Grand  Total Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2389 W5 W4 W3 W7 W2 W6 W17 W5 W9 W4 L2 W6 D3 W7 12.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Daniel Frank Johnston 13335422 2157 W16 L3 W5 W17 L1 W4 W6 W8 W7 W6 W1 W3 W9 W4 12.0 2nd
3 Sherif Khater 12748218 2245 W6 W2 L1 W16 W7 W5 L4 L6 W11 W7 D9 L2 D1 W14 9.0 3rd
4 Alan Song 15418978 1983 W8 L1 L16 W19 W6 L2 W3 W11 W14 L1 L6 W7 W12 L2 8.0 D.P. #1 – tied
5 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1732 L1 W8 L2 W13 W16 L3 W11 L1 D10 W15 L12 W14 W6 L9 7.5 U1800
6 Anand Nair 15223527 1707 L3 W13 W18 W11 L4 L1 L2 W3 W12 L2 W4 L1 L5 W10 7.0
7 Todd S Chase 12414355 1951 D10 W17 W11 L1 L3 L16 W20 W15 L2 L3 W8 L4 W11 L1 6.5
8 Evan Maclure 14647958 1671 L4 L5 W10 W18 W17 H— H— L2 L15 W18 L7 W10 U— U— 6.0 D.P. #1 – tied
9 Suraj Ramanathan 14361257 1970 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W10 L1 W14 D3 W12 L2 W5 5.5 D.P. #2
10 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1277 D7 L11 L8 W20 W19 L17 L13 L9 D5 L12 W15 L8 W21 L6 5.0 U1400
11 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1421 H— W10 L7 L6 D13 W18 L5 L4 L3 W21 L14 W18 L7 L12 5.0
12 Robert King 12681247 2013 H— U— U— U— U— U— U— H— L6 W10 W5 L9 L4 W11 4.5
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1675 U— L6 W20 L5 D11 U— W10 U— W21 U— U— U— W18 U— 4.5
14 Emigdio Niquet 14202096 1771 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W14 L4 L9 W11 L5 W15 L3 4.0
15 Gordon Peters 15885708 988 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L7 W8 L5 L10 W21 L14 W18 4.0
16 David Milliern 13784637 1704 L2 W20 W4 L3 L5 W7 H— U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 3.5  
17 Edward Astrachan 12430870 1746 W20 L7 W19 L2 L8 W10 L1 U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 3.0  
18 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1299 H— H— L6 L8 L20 L11 W19 U— U— L8 W21 L16 L13 L15 3.0
19 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1329 H— H— L17 L4 L10 W20 L18 U— U— U— U— U— U— W21 3.0
20 Miles Spranca 14829298 888 L17 L16 L13 L10 W18 L19 L7 U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 1.0  
21 Jeffrey Guan 16229905 475 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L14 L13 L11 L18 L15 L10 L19 1.0

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18
Nov
17

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle SCS 2017-2018, 11-18-2017

Fellow SCS Chess Players,

After a disappointing turnout at my first SCS event back in September, I’m pleased beyond measure to have rebounded so abundantly, with 25 players participating, at the Concord-Carlisle SCS. Although it was tight for the 14U Section, we eked out enough to get three separate Sections. I’m especially happy to report that this is the best attended Club SCS so far in the 2017-2018 season.

Isaac Gordon in 11U and Alexander Tran in 8U both extended their massive SCS Point leads. They may be virtually unstoppable at this point.

Winners:

14U

1st – Henry Booth
2nd – Ian Van Hulle
3rd – Lucas Kamon

11U

1st – Holden Chalfant
2nd – Sritan Devineni
3rd – Isaac Gordon

8U

1st – Alexander Tran
2nd – Rami Klemencic
3rd – Justin Sun

Our next two tournaments are in 2018: Sundays 3/25 and 6/10. And I am directing the two remaining Club SCS at Boylston CF on Sunday 1/21/2018 and at Chess Empire Kids in Wakefield on Sunday 2/25/2018.

See you all soon over the board. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Concord-Carlisle Chess Club
Tournament Director

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Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 14 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Henry Booth 15854548 1294 D2 W3 W4 W5 3.5 1st
2 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 1216 D1 W4 W5 B— 3.5 2nd
3 Lucas Kamon 15697335 1232 W5 L1 B— W4 3.0 3rd
4 Manas Erramilli 16068354 352 B— L2 L1 L3 1.0
5 Kenneth Wan 16494153 unr. L3 B— L2 L1 1.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 11 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Holden Chalfant 15214147 993 W5 W2 L3 W6 3.0 1st
2 Sritan Devineni 15586296 1062 W8 L1 W6 W4 3.0 2nd
3 Isaac Gordon 15190993 1240 W7 W4 W1 U— 3.0 3rd
4 Andrew Fang 16423132 946 W6 L3 W5 L2 2.0
5 Oliver Romanovsky 15974712 634 L1 W8 L4 W7 2.0
6 Irith Midha 15772883 601 L4 W7 L2 L1 1.0
7 Michael Jeffrey Eberle 16410397 684 L3 L6 W8 L5 1.0
8 Aditya Sameer Phadnis 16173221 665 L2 L5 L7 B— 1.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 8 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Alexander Benjamin Cho Tran 15962546 709 D9 W5 W4 W2 3.5 1st
2 Rami Rouayheb Klemencic 16261864 638 W10 W7 W3 L1 3.0 2nd
3 Justin Lang Sun 16068642 544 W8 W6 L2 W7 3.0 3rd
4 Agathyan Sivaharan 15780360 552 D5 W9 L1 W6 2.5
5 Gideon Borisy 16504103 unr. D4 L1 W9 W11 2.5
6 Ansh Jeslani 16438780 458 W11 L3 W8 L4 2.0
7 Steven Ziang Feng 16388220 465 W12 L2 W10 L3 2.0
8 Milan Castelino 16516902 unr. L3 W11 L6 W10 2.0
9 Jonathan Newland 16323018 447 D1 L4 L5 W12 1.5
10 Ariel Zhou 16371696 217 L2 W12 L7 L8 1.0
11 Aaron Huang 15207251 842 L6 L8 W12 L5 1.0
12 Matthew Fitzgibbon 16233415 unr. L7 L10 L11 L9 0.0

 

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Nov
17

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Club Championship & Autumn Open – 10/13/2017-11/10/2017

Fellow Waltham Chess Club players,

Thanks to all the players who participated in the 2017 Club Championship and – for the first time – the AUTUMN Open. Alan Song, the master in the making, marched confidently and superbly to a 9-Point win. We hope he’ll play in the Championship next year.

Jacob Chudnovsky joined us for his first Championship, and set a record as the first WALTHAM CHESS CLUB CHAMPION to sweep the field. Hearty congratulations to Jacob.

Winners:

 

Championship:

1st Place: Jacob Chudnovsky, WALTHAM CHESS CLUB 2017 CHAMPION

2nd Place: Sergio Dario German

 

Autumn Open:

1st Place: Alan Song

2nd Place: Ilya Rozonoyer

3rd Place: Anand Nair

Under 1400 (4-way tie): Stephen Desouza, John Miller, Gordon Peters, Edward Shi

 

The full standings are below my signature.

Next year I intend to make the Championship ** FIDE-rated **. Looking forward to having many more players participate in 2018.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club

 

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Club Championship – 10-13-2017-11-10-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Jacob Chudnovksy 12571158 2429 W5 W3 W2 W6 W4 5 1st
2 Sergio Dario German 16403741 2416 D3 W6 L1 W4 W5 3.5 2nd
3 Sherif Khater 12748218 2264 D2 L1 L4 W5 W6 2.5
4 Farzad Abdi 12868372 2326 W6 U.. W3 L2 L1 2
5 Todd Chase 12414355 2070 L1 U.. D6 L3 L2 0.5
6 Edward Astrachan 12430870 1932 L4 L 2 D5 L1 L3 0.5

 

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Autumn Open – 10-13-2017-11-10-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Tot Prize
1 Alan Song 15418978 2065 W8 W4 W2 W5 H.. H.. W3 W6 W10 W15 9 1st
2 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1906 W14 W7 L1 W9 W3 L5 W18 W8 W4 W6 8 2nd
3 Anand Nair 15223527 1877 W9 W6 L5 W4 L2 D13 L1 W14 W8 W10 6.5 3rd
4 David Milliern 13784637 1854 W10 L1 W13 L3 W9 W6 H.. H.. L2 W5 6
5 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1973 H.. H.. W3 L1 W10 W2 L6 L7 W9 L4 5
6 Stephen E. Carlin 12674473 1413 W18 L3 L9 W10 W8 L4 W5 L1 W14 L2 5
7 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1804 W16 L2 U.. U.. W11 W14 U.. W5 U.. W9 5
8 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1334 L1 L10 W18 W14 L6 W9 W16 L2 L3 L11 4 Under 1400 – tied
9 John Miller 12744728 1209 L3 W18 W6 L2 L4 L8 W14 W16 L5 L7 4 Under 1400 – tied
10 Gordon Peters 15885708 1176 L4 W8 W16 L6 L5 W18 H.. H.. L1 L3 4 Under 1400 – tied
11 Edward Shi 16140827 893 H.. H.. U.. U.. L7 W16 U.. U.. W17 W8 4 Under 1400 – tied
12 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1504 H.. H.. U.. U.. U.. U.. U.. W18 U.. W14 3
13 Ames Abbot 12522524 1839 H.. H.. U.. U.. W16 D3 U.. U.. U.. U.. 2.5
14 Eric Heinecke 14193718 1262 L2 W16 L4 L8 W18 L7 L9 L6 L3 L12 2
15 Antonio Feng 16486682 636 H.. H.. U.. U.. U.. U.. U.. U.. W16 L1 2
16 Anthony German 16403756 929 L7 L14 L10 W18 L13 L11 L8 L9 L15 D17 1.5
17 Grant Overby 16439830 1305 H.. H.. U.. U.. U.. U.. U.. U.. L11 D16 1.5
18 Christina Quin 15902703 418 L6 L9 L8 L16 L14 L10 L2 L12 U.. U.. 0

 

11
Nov
17

NEXT FRIDAY: Waltham CC Tournament at Brandeis University, 11/17/17, 7-11 PM (and no Club Meeting 11/24)

Fellow Waltham CC Players,

Thanks to everyone who made this an excellent, if somewhat bizarrely paired, Autumn Open.  The Final Standings are below my signature, and congratulations to all the winners.

Next Friday 11/17/17, the Brandeis University Chess Club is hosting the fall Waltham Brandeis 4-Round G/15 d3.   This time the Tournament will be held in ROOM 313, on the third floor.   Registration is 7-8 PM and Round 1 will be at 8:15 PM.  If anyone needs help finding the place, he/she can text me at 781-733-0849.

Directions and the map are on the Schedule page at Waltham Chess Club.

The week after (Thanksgiving weekend), Waltham CC is not meeting.  Then we return on 12/1 for the first ever QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP.

We’ll see you at Brandeis on Friday 11/17.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham Chess Club

Tournament Director

Waltham Chess Club

WINNERS:

1st Place: Alan Song

2nd Place: Ilya Rozonoyer

3rd Place: Anand Nair

Under 1400: Stephen Desouza, John Miller, Gordon Peters, Edward Shi (4-way tie)

Daily Prizes:

10/13/17: Alan Song, Ilya Rozonoyer, Anand Nair

10/20/17: Alan Song, Stephen Desouza

10/27/17: David Milliern, Yuriy Zhaurov

11/3/17: Alan Song, Ilya Rozonoyer, John Miller

11/10/17: Alan Song, Ilya Rozonoyer, Anand Nair, Edward Shi

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Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Autumn Open – 10/13/2017-11/10/2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Tot Prize
1 Alan Song 15418978 2065 W8 W4 W2 W5 H— H— W3 W6 W10 W15 9.0 1st
2 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1906 W14 W7 L1 W9 W3 L5 W18 W8 W4 W6 8.0 2nd
3 Anand Nair 15223527 1877 W9 W6 L5 W4 L2 D13 L1 W14 W8 W10 6.5 3rd
4 David Milliern 13784637 1854 W10 L1 W14 L3 W9 W6 H— H— L2 W5 6.0
5 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1973 H— H— W3 L1 W10 W2 L6 L7 W9 L4 5.0
6 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1413 W18 L3 L9 W10 W8 L4 W5 L1 W14 L2 5.0
7 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1804 W16 L2 U— U— W11 W14 U— W5 U— W9 5.0
8 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1334 L1 L10 W18 W14 L6 W9 W16 L2 L3 L11 4.0 U1400
9 John Miller 12744728 1209 L3 W18 W6 L2 L4 L8 W14 W16 L5 L7 4.0 U1400
10 Gordon Peters 15885708 1176 L4 W8 W16 L6 L5 W18 H— H— L1 L3 4.0 U1400
11 Ziang Shi 16140827 893 H— H— U— U— L7 W16 U— U— W17 W8 4.0 U1400
12 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1504 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W18 U— W14 3.0
13 Ames Abbot 12522524 1839 H— H— U— U— W16 D3 U— U— U— U— 2.5
14 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1262 L2 W16 L4 L8 W18 L7 L9 L3 L6 L12 2.0
15 Antonio Feng 16486682 636 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— W16 L1 2.0
16 Anthony German 16403756 929 L7 L14 L10 W18 L13 L11 L8 L9 L15 D17 1.5
17 Grant Overby 16439830 1305 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— L11 D16 1.5
18 Christina Quin 15902703 418 L6 L9 L8 L16 L14 L10 L2 L12 U— U— 0

 

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Nov
17

Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series – 11-18-2017

USCF-Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament

 

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club

 

Harvey Wheeler Community Center

 

1276 Main Street

 

Concord, MA 01742

 

Spiegel Cup Series Chess Tournament

 

at Harvey Wheeler Community Center

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

 

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

 

4SS, G45 d5 (14U & 11U & 8U)

THREE USCF RATED SECTIONS

Ages 14 & Under, 11 & Under, 8 & Under

LUNCH will be served.

½-point bye available in any round, but must notify organizer in advance.

½-point bye so granted does NOT count toward Spiegel Cup Qualification.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each section;

Medals will be awarded to other players with scores of 3 or more points

U.S. Chess Federation Membership: REQUIRED for all 3 SECTIONS. Register for USCF Membership online or at chess tournament. Save money and go to: http://www.uschess.org

Door Registration: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Entries after 9:45 AM will receive 1/2-point bye or be paired if possible. Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM. Pre-registered should check in by 9:00 AM.

Entry Fee:

Advance entry $20 if logged by Thursday 11/16/2017.

REGISTER ONLINE (http://www.masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5950).

Onsite entry $25.

Concord-Carlisle MEMBER Discounts:

Advance entry $10 if logged by Thursday 11/16/2017

Onsite entry $15.

31
Oct
17

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle October G/30 d5 – 10-29-2017

Fellow Concord players,

Though I hope we will have more players at Concord-Carlisle’s next event, I am grateful to the 16 players who turned out for the October Scholastic. Because we did not have enough players over age 11, we combined the two Sections, but still gave out all six Trophies. Lucas Kamon and Holden Chalfant held off the mob to emerge in 1st and 2nd Places with 4 and 3 Points respectively.

Winners:

Over Age 11:

1st Place – Lucas Kamon
2nd Place – Holden Chalfant
3rd Place – Manas Erramilli

Age 11 & Under:

1st Place: Mark Chumack
2nd Place: Arnaud Kohler
3rd Place (tied): Jayden Newland, August Lee-Kovach, Jonathan Newland

Please mark down 11/18 as the date of the annual Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series. Thanks and we’ll see you over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Concord-Carlisle Chess Club
Tournament Director

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle October G/30 d5: 10/29/2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Lucas Kamon 15697335 1232 W7 W8 W2 W3 4.0 1st Over 11
2 Holden Chalfant 15214147 993 W5 W10 L1 W6 3.0 2nd Over 11
3 Mark Chumack 16041645 872 W12 W4 W11 L1 3.0 1st 11 & Under
4 Arnaud Kohler 16414296 336 W9 L3 W7 W10 3.0 2nd 11 & Under
5 Manas Erramilli 16068354 352 L2 W16 W13 W11 3.0 3rd Over 11
6 Oscar Gillette 16115536 409 D11 W9 W8 L2 2.5
7 Jayden Newland 16323003 360 L1 W14 L4 W15 2.0 3rd 11 & Under
8 August David Lee-kovach 15953317 640 W14 L1 L6 W12 2.0 3rd 11 & Under
9 Anthony German 16403756 901 L4 L6 W14 W13 2.0
10 Jonathan Newland 16323018 447 W16 L2 W12 L4 2.0 3rd 11 & Under
11 Otto German 16406165 1287 D6 W13 L3 L5 1.5
12 Thomas Sun Zhang 16025268 264 L3 W15 L10 L8 1.0
13 Annabel Kohler 16414281 101 W15 L11 L5 L9 1.0
14 Matthew Fitzgibbon 16233415 unr. L8 L7 L9 W16 1.0
15 Ryan Gohlmann 16465726 806 L13 L12 W16 L7 1.0
16 Tudor Rosca 16024574 unr. L10 L5 L15 L14 0.0

15
Oct
17

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5, Sunday 10/29/2017

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5

at Harvey Wheeler Community Center
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 pm-6:15 pm
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Registration 1:00-1:30 PM
Rounds 1-4 1:45-6:15 PM (may finish earlier)
$15 regular rate for advance registration by 10/26/2017 ($10 for Concord CC Members);
$20 regular rate at door ($15 for Concord CC Members).
E-Mail for Advance Registration: nicholas@xenophon98.com
Website for Advance Registration with PayPal:
Location:
Harvey Wheeler Community Center
1276 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
Free parking in back of building
Two RATED Scholastic Sections:
Over Age 11; Age 11 & Under
Please bring boards, sets, and ESPECIALLY CLOCKS if you have them. All
of these will be provided at the site for those who do not have them.

Players must have a current membership with the United States Chess Federation (USCF: annual fee $17 to join or renew, depending on age); sign-up at site can be arranged, or you can enroll online at
uschess.org or by calling 800-903-8723 (or  931-787-1234) during daytime business hours.
First, second, and third prizes will be awarded to the top three
winners in each section with at least six players enrolled.



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