31
Jul
19

Final Results, Waltham CC BLITZ Championship 2019 – 07-19-2019 – 07-26-2019

Fellow Waltham CC BLITZ players,

This was an incredibly busy weekend for me, and one enormous success was to have blasted through prior attendance records at the Waltham CC Blitz Championship – over 30 PLAYERS! Thanks in abundance to all the Blitz players who came, especially the newer and up-and-coming ones. This will be a memorable event for weeks to come.

Steve Winer recaptured his prior title of BLITZ CHAMPION.

We welcomed several new players. Among them was top player Bryan Hu, who has moved to New England from AZ and showed his stuff by taking 2nd Place with only one Point behind Steve. Bryan will be joining us for the Invitational Championship in the fall.

Winners:

1st: Steve Winer, WALTHAM CC 2019 BLITZ CHAMPION
2nd: Bryan Hu
3rd (tied): Alan Song, Brandon Dante Wu
U1800: Dattasai Kilari
U1400: Stephen Desouza

Daily Prize, Night 1: IM Denys Shmelov
Daily Prize, Night 2 (tied): Andrew Su, Anand Nair

We look forward to getting everyone back next year, but in the meantime let us turn out in droves for the Pat Arena Memorial Open in October and November. See you over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham CC, Blitz Championship Director

Final Standings, Waltham Chess Club 2019 BLITZ Championship – 07-19-2019 – 07-26-2019

# 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 Tot Prize
1 Steven Winer 12549813 2328 $7 $21 $2 #20 $3 $4 $12 $18 $3 W2 W4 $8 21.5 1st-CHAMP
2 Bryan Hu 13328981 2140 $13 $9 L1 $28 $6 #20 $16 $8 $4 W1 $5 $3 20.5 2nd
3 Brandon Dante Wu 14933988 2112 $12 $8 W6 W26 L1 $9 $22 $28 L1 $18 $6 L2 16.0 3rd (tied)
4 Alan Song 15418978 2059 $31 L20 W18 $7 $26 L1 $15 $11 L2 $14 W1 $7 16.0 3rd (tied)
5 Stewart Bradley Taylor Jr 15223183 2000 $22 L26 $10 $14 L20 $6 $17 W7 $9 W6 L2 W10 15.0
6 Anand Nair 15223527 1885 W17 $23 W3 $11 L2 L5 $19 W13 $7 W5 L3 #14 13.5 D.P. N. #2
7 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1739 L1 $16 W21 L4 $19 $11 $27 W5 L6 #12 $18 L4 13.5 U1800
8 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1788 $29 L3 L12 $22 #14 W26 $29 L2 D12 $30 $9 L1 13.0
9 Todd S Chase 12414355 1906 $15 L2 #13 #12 $18 L3 $24 $10 L5 W11 L8 W22 13.0
10 Andrew Su 15518741 1719 L26 $22 L5 #31 D11 W17 $30 L9 W17 $19 #11 W5 12.5 D.P. N. #2
11 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1753 L20 $19 $31 L6 #10 L7 $32 L4 $15 L9 D10 #13 12.5
12 Henry Yu-feng Han 14728674 1459 L3 $29 $8 D9 $13 L21 L1 $29 #8 D7 W13 W24 12.5
13 Achyuta Rajaram 14915688 1553 L2 $15 D9 $17 L12 $18 $33 W6 L18 W17 W12 D11 12.0
14 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1763 H– $17 W28 L5 D8 W31 U– $25 $22 L4 $17 D6 12.0
15 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1200 L9 L13 W32 L19 $29 $22 L4 $32 L11 W16 W30 $23 11.0 U1400
16 Venkata Sai Chai Kandibanda 14697088 1257 L21 L7 W19 $23 W17 #28 L2 W23 W19 W15 W25 W30 10.5
17 Oskar Zoffer 16471866 1162 W6 L14 $23 L13 W16 W10 L5 $27 L10 W13 L14 W18 10.0
18 Stephen Gradijan 12454998 1848 #19 W28 W4 W21 L9 L13 $25 L1 $13 L3 L7 W17 9.5
19 Santhosh Ayyappan 16959235 817 D18 L11 W16 $15 L7 W32 L6 $33 W16 L10 L22 $32 9.5
20 IM Denys Shmelov 13433622 2563 $3 $4 #26 D1 $5 D2 U– U– U– U– U– U– 8.5 D.P. N. #1
21 Gregory O Kaden 12000550 2034 $16 L1 W7 W18 $28 $12 U– U– U– U– U– U– 8.0
22 Rithika Kilari 16429325 1229 L5 L10 $29 L8 L31 L15 L3 $34 L14 W24 $19 W9 8.0
23 Ledio Zarka 17003171 577 H– L6 L17 L16 $32 W29 U– W16 L30 W27 $33 L15 8.0
24 Joseph Cho 15978193 1104 H– U– U– U– U– U– L9 W30 W25 W22 $29 W12 7.0
25 Jacob Snell 15597803 752 H– U– U– U– U– U– L18 L14 W24 $32 W16 $29 7.0
26 Siddharth Arun 13206647 2202 $10 $5 D20 W3 L5 W8 U– U– U– U– U– U– 6.5
27 Evan Marks 17098376 unr. H– U– U– U– U– U– L7 L17 W29 W23 #32 $33 6.5
28 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1766 $32 W18 W14 L2 L21 D16 $34 L3 U– U– U– U– 6.5
29 Anushka Ayyappan 16959220 642 L8 L12 L22 $32 L15 W23 L8 L12 W27 $33 L24 L25 6.0
30 William Duan 17088584 unr. H– U– U– U– U– U– L10 W24 $23 L8 W15 W16 6.0
31 Michael Hu 15435333 1291 L4 $32 L11 D10 $22 W14 U– U– U– U– U– U– 5.5
32 Jaswant Reddy Ambati 16856326 373 L28 L31 W15 L29 L23 W19 L11 L15 $33 L25 D27 L19 4.5
33 Ethan Zhou 17089943 unr. H– U– U– U– U– U– L13 L19 L32 L29 L23 L27 1.0
34 Matthew David Sullivan 16076636 522 H– U– U– U– U– U– L28 L22 U– U– U– U– 1.0

 

 

10
Apr
19

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle April Scholastic Ladder – 04-07-2019

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Scholastic players,

 

We wrapped up the 2018-2019 Scholastic season at Concord-Carlisle Chess Club with our 3rd Ladder. The number of players who participated went up to 22 players, up from 14 players in February. Thanks in abundance to David West of Carlisle who helped Concord-Carlisle Chess Club institute the Ladder Format for the first time anywhere in my tenure as TD. After a rather bumpy start, it has emerged a great success.

 

Special recognition to my two Newton students Max Zuckernik and Erik Shin who both got 2 Points. Although they did not place, they nonetheless saw both of their Ratings go up. I am proud of these two as representatives of our Newton chess classes at F.A. Day Middle School.

 

 

Winners:

 

[Note: There was an error in the recording of a result at the end that caused the wrong prizes to be awarded onsite. The list below is the corrected roster with the error fixed:]

 

Ladder:

 

1st Place: Evan Ning

2nd Place: Bohan Wang

3rd Place: Austin Fischl

 

Points:

 

1st Place: Ian Van Hulle

2nd Place: Max Booth

3rd Place (tied): Shakthi Saravanan, Jayden Wu

 

The next two Scholastic events I am directing are the following:

 

4/21/19: BCF April Scholastics

 

http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=6703

 

5/12/19: Future Masters Scholastics, NEMA, Burlington, MA

 

So save up some reserve energy for more Scholastics in the spring! We’ll see you over the board.

 

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club

Tournament Director

 

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Current Number Initial Rank Name Points Standings Position
1 2 Evan Ning 4 1
2 8 Bohan Christopher Wang 3 3
3 5 Austin Fischl 2 15
4 1 Ian Van Hulle 3.5 2
5 4 Jayden Wu 2.5 6
6 18 Max Booth 3 4
7 9 Eilam  Kuo 2 8
8 6 Max Zuckernik 2 7
9 11 Raymond Vasile 2 10
10 10 Shakthi Saravanan 2.5 5
11 12 Alexander Nicholas Skulte 2 16
12 14 Aren Kaya Veral 2 11
13 7 Malin Kuo 1.5 18
14 13 Christian Li 2 9
15 16 Erik Shin 2 14
16 3 Alden Kuo 0 22
17 21 Ilan Potashinsky 2 17
18 22 Sohum Srivastava 0.5 20
19 19 Trent Sturtevant 2 13
20 20 Leo Ranson 2 12
21 15 Alexander Proscurshim 0.5 19
22 17 Harry Lee 0 21

 

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Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle April Scholastic Ladder, 04-09-2019

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Evan Ning 16769860 1085 W2 W9 W22 W8 U— 4.0 1st Ladder
2 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 1243 L1 W5 W3 W21 D6 3.5 1st Points
3 Bohan Christopher Wang 16880573 568 W18 U— L2 W12 W7 3.0 2nd Ladder
4 Max Booth 16809721 unr. W21 U— L10 W19 W22 3.0 2nd Points
5 Shakthi Saravanan 16031262 431 L8 L2 W19 W10 D14 2.5 3rd Points
6 Jayden Wu 16671526 916 W22 U— W7 U— D2 2.5 3rd Points
7 Max Zuckernik 15879444 615 W15 W13 L6 U— L3 2.0  
8 Eilam Hao Kuo 16398651 502 W5 L11 W9 L1 U— 2.0  
9 Christian Y Li 16923000 371 W11 L1 L8 W13 U— 2.0  
10 Raymond Vasile 16301470 401 L16 U— W4 L5 W11 2.0  
11 Aren Kaya Veral 16865650 133 L9 W8 W17 U— L10 2.0  
12 Leo Ranson 17039940 unr. L13 W19 W21 L3 L18 2.0  
13 Trent Sturtevant 17028708 unr. W12 L7 W20 L9 U— 2.0  
14 Erik Shin 16806873 106 W19 L15 U— D18 D5 2.0  
15 Austin Fischl 16734328 842 L7 W14 U— W16 U— 2.0 3rd Ladder
16 Alexander Nicholas Skulte 15503548 383 W10 U— W18 L15 U— 2.0  
17 Ilan Potashinsky 17014227 unr. W20 U— L11 U— W21 2.0  
18 Malin Xian Kuo 16398357 599 L3 U— L16 D14 W12 1.5  
19 Alexander Proscurshim 17021691 107 L14 L12 L5 L4 D20 0.5  
20 Sohum Srivastava 17034477 unr. L17 U— L13 U— D19 0.5  
21 Harry Lee 17021486 105 L4 U— L12 L2 L17 0.0  
22 Alden Kuo 16146628 993 L6 U— L1 U— L4 0.0  

 

 

31
Mar
19

Waltham SPRINGTIME Ladder – 03-22-2019

Fellow Waltham CC Players,

On my father’s 87th brithday, I celebrated with all my friends at Waltham Chess Club with the launching of the first ever Waltham Chess Club LADDER! It was awesome to have 17 players give the Ladder Format a try, and I received rave reviews for it. On this occasion, we made this an Unrated event to try it out. Should this format prove popular enough to elevate it, we’ll do some Rated events down the road. We may also put Unrated Ladders on our Pizza Nights.

The best part of the Ladder is that players are paired on a rolling basis, instead of having to wait until all games are finished before being re-paired. Additionally, because games can finish quickly, players can get to play far more than 4 games, as many as 8 in some cases. Therefore, there’s time for lots of chess for everyone ongoing.

We welcomed a new player Sean Barkowsky and hope he will join us on our future Unrated nights.

Winners:

Ladder:

1st Place: Anand Nair
2nd Place: Dattasai Kilari
3rd Place: Daniel Korbacher

Point Score:

1st Place: Stephen Desouza
2nd – 3rd Places (tied): Nagendranath Natti, Sean Barkowsky

LADDER is awesome! See you for the next (likely Memorial Day weekend).

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director & Ladder Maestro

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Final Ladder Standings

 

Current Number

Initial Rank Name Points Standings Position
1 2 Anand Nair 5.5 2
2 1 Ross Eldridge (played Amateur) 2 14
3 9 Dattasai Kilari 5.5 3
4 6 Daniel W Korbacher 4.5 5
5 10 Stephen E Carlin 2 13
6 4 Benjamin Yin 4 7
7 17 Joseph Martinez 1 15
8 7 David W Martin 3.5 9
9 5 Sean Barkowsky 4.5 4
10 11 Venkata Sai Chai Kandibanda 4 8
11 12 Stephen Desouza 6 1
12 3 Yuriy Zhaurov 3 10
13 14 Rithika Kilari 2 12
14 13 Nagendranath Natti 4.5 6
15 8 Prachi Dayal 3 11
16 15 Ledio Zarka 1 16
17 16 Daniel Carlin 0 17

 

Final Point Standings, Waltham SPRINGTIME Ladder – 03-22-2019

# 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 Tot  Prize
1 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1240 W8 U— W16 L10 L9 W15 W17 U— W3 W11 U— 6.0 1st Points
2 Anand Nair 15223527 1778 L14 U— W13 U— U— D6 W9 U— W10 W7 W4 5.5 1st Ladder
3 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1330 W13 U— W7 W15 U— W9 W5 U— L1 D4 U— 5.5 2nd Ladder
4 Sean Barkowsky 13800136 1607 W5 U— L6 W11 U— L8 U— W12 W16 D3 L2 4.5 2nd-3rd Points
5 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1595 L4 U— W17 D8 U— W12 L3 U— W6 W10 U— 4.5 3rd Ladder
6 Nagendranath Natti 15481128 1012 W12 U— W4 W17 U— D2 L7 U— L5 W16 U— 4.5 2nd-3rd Points
7 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1682 W10 U— L3 W13 U— U— W6 U— W9 L2 U— 4.0  
8 Venkata Sai Chai Kandibanda 14697088 1258 L1 W15 U— D5 U— W4 U— U— W11 D9 U— 4.0  
9 David W Martin 12877246 1535 W11 U— L14 U— W1 L3 L2 W15 L7 D8 U— 3.5  
10 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1717 L7 U— W12 W1 U— W14 U— U— L2 L5 U— 3.0  
11 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1490 L9 U— W15 L4 U— W17 W12 U— L8 L1 U— 3.0  
12 Rithika Kilari 16429325 944 L6 U— L10 W16 U— L5 L11 L4 L13 W17 U— 2.0  
13 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1312 L3 U— L2 L7 U— W16 U— U— W12 U— U— 2.0  
14 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1843 W2 U— W9 U— U— L10 U— U— U— U— U— 2.0  
15 Joseph Martinez 17013471 408 U— L8 L11 L3 U— L1 U— L9 W17 U— U— 1.0  
16 Ledio Zarka 17003171 782 W17 U— L1 L12 U— L13 U— U— L4 L6 U— 1.0  
17 Daniel Carlin 16895561 484 L16 U— L5 L6 U— L11 L1 U— L15 L12 U— 0.0  

 

 

Wallchart, Waltham SPRINGTIME Ladder – 03-22-2019

# Name/Rtng/ID St/Tm Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11
1 Ross Eldridge MA B 2 —- W 7 —- —- W 3 —- —- —- —- —-
1843 12399747 (1862) 1.0 U1.0 2.0 U2.0 U2.0 2.0 U2.0 U2.0 U2.0 U2.0 U2.0
2 Anand Nair MA W 1 —- B 10 —- —- W 13 W 7 —- B 3 W 4 W 5
1778 15223527 (1840) 0.0 U0.0 1.0 U1.0 U1.0 1.5 2.5 U2.5 3.5 4.5 5.5
3 Yuriy Zhaurov MA B 4 —- B 14 W 12 —- B 1 —- —- W 2 W 6 —-
1717 14256202 (1872) 0.0 U0.0 1.0 2.0 U2.0 3.0 U3.0 U3.0 3.0 3.0 U3.0
4 Benjamin Yin MA W 3 —- B 9 W 10 —- —- B 13 —- B 7 B 2 —-
1682 15583212 (1800) 1.0 U1.0 1.0 2.0 U2.0 U2.0 3.0 U3.0 4.0 4.0 U4.0
5 Sean Barkowsky B 6 —- B 13 W 8 —- B 11 —- B 14 W 15 W 9 B 2
1607 13800136 (1713) 1.0 U1.0 1.0 2.0 U2.0 2.0 U2.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 4.5
6 Daniel W Korbacher MA W 5 —- B 16 B 11 —- W 14 W 9 —- B 13 B 3 —-
1595 13147702 (1670) 0.0 U0.0 1.0 1.5 U1.5 2.5 2.5 U2.5 3.5 4.5 U4.5
7 David W Martin MA B 8 —- B 1 —- W 12 W 9 B 2 B 17 W 4 B 11 —-
1535 12877246 (1641) 1.0 U1.0 1.0 U1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 U3.5
8 Prachi Dayal MA W 7 —- B 17 B 5 —- W 16 B 14 —- W 11 B 12 —-
1490 16442640 (1478) 0.0 U0.0 1.0 1.0 U1.0 2.0 3.0 U3.0 3.0 3.0 U3.0
9 Dattasai Kilari MA B 10 —- W 4 W 17 —- B 7 B 6 —- W 12 B 5 —-
1330 16429310 (1416) KILARI 1.0 U1.0 2.0 3.0 U3.0 4.0 5.0 U5.0 5.0 5.5 U5.5
10 Stephen E Carlin MA W 9 —- W 2 B 4 —- W 15 —- —- W 14 —- —-
1312 12674473 (1436) CARLIN 0.0 U0.0 0.0 0.0 U0.0 1.0 U1.0 U1.0 2.0 U2.0 U2.0
11 Venkata Sai Chai Kandibanda MA B 12 B 17 —- W 6 —- W 5 —- —- B 8 W 7 —-
1258 14697088 (1258) 0.0 1.0 U1.0 1.5 U1.5 2.5 U2.5 U2.5 3.5 4.0 U4.0
12 Stephen Desouza MA W 11 —- B 15 B 3 B 7 W 17 B 16 —- B 9 W 8 —-
1240 12811020 (1383) 1.0 U1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 U4.0 5.0 6.0 U6.0
13 Nagendranath Natti MA B 14 —- W 5 W 16 —- B 2 W 4 —- W 6 B 15 —-
1012 15481128 (868) 1.0 U1.0 2.0 3.0 U3.0 3.5 3.5 U3.5 3.5 4.5 U4.5
14 Rithika Kilari MA W 13 —- W 3 B 15 —- B 6 W 8 W 5 B 10 W 16 —-
944 16429325 (906) KILARI 0.0 U0.0 0.0 1.0 U1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 U2.0
15 Ledio Zarka B 16 —- W 12 W 14 —- B 10 —- —- B 5 W 13 —-
782 17003171 (518) 1.0 U1.0 1.0 1.0 U1.0 1.0 U1.0 U1.0 1.0 1.0 U1.0
16 Daniel Carlin W 15 —- W 6 B 13 —- B 8 W 12 —- B 17 B 14 —-
484 16895561 CARLIN 0.0 U0.0 0.0 0.0 U0.0 0.0 0.0 U0.0 0.0 0.0 U0.0
17 Joseph Martinez —- W 11 W 8 B 9 —- B 12 —- W 7 W 16 —- —-
408 17013471 (408) U0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 U0.0 0.0 U0.0 0.0 1.0 U1.0 U1.0

 

15
Mar
19

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic April Ladder – 04-07-2019

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic April Ladder
at Concord-Carlisle High School
Sunday April 7, 2019
9:15 AM – 3 PM

——————–
Registration: 9:15-9:45 AM
Rounds 1-4 10:00 AM-3:00 PM (may finish earlier)
$15 regular rate for advance registration by 4/4/2019 ($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:
Concord-Carlisle Scholastic April Ladder – Chess Event Details on MACA

Location:
Concord-Carlisle High School
500 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742

One RATED Scholastic Section:
LADDER Format

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 on the Ladder.

17
Jan
19

Shaloh House Spiegel Cup Series 2019 – 02-03-2019

Shaloh House Spiegel Cup Series 2019

Shaloh House Spiegel Cup Series 2019 – Chess Event Details on MACA
General Information

Event Organizer: Shaloh House
Event Location: Shaloh House Jewish Day School, 29 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135   [ Directions ]
Event Date: Sunday, February 03, 2019
Time Control: G/30 d5
Rounds Time: 1st Round 9:30 AM; others as previous round is completed
Byes: Maximum of two half-point byes if declared before start of Round 2; half-point byes do NOT count toward Spiegel Cup qualification
Prize Info: Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places in each Section, Medals for players winning at least 3 Points who do not win Trophies
Inquiry: nicholas@xenophon98.com    781-733-0849

Registration Information

Entry Fee: $25 if registered online before midnight of 2/2/19; $30 at door
Registration – Onsite: 8:45-9:15 AM
Registration – Online: Available till END OF DAY OF 2/1/2019.

Sections Information

Tournament Sections: Register Now! 14 & Under
Register Now! 11 & Under
Register Now! 8 & Under
Register Now! Booster Under 1200

Tournament Rules and Other Information

  • MACA Spiegel Cup Scholastic event
  • Players in the 14 & Under, 11 & Under, and 8 & Under sections will receive points for the MACA Spiegel Cup Series
  • USCF membership required for all sections.
  • Booster section open to all players under age 15 who meet the rating requirements.
  • Sections with fewer than eight players may be combined.
  • Section eligibility based on age as of Dec. 31, 2018.

 


  • MACA provides tournament listing for all as a service to the chess community. For question, comments, or dispute regarding events that are not organized by MACA, please contact the tournament organizer directly.
  • If online registration is enabled on this event, you can Join/Renew your USCF and MACA membership at the online registration page. If online registration is not available, you can join MACA (The Massachusetts Chess Association) at our Online Membership Form and USCF (United States Chess Federation) at USCF Membership Page.
16
Dec
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP – 12-07-2018 – 12-14-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,
 
I couldn’t be happier – am in a state of exultation in fact as I write this – at far we have come as a Club in the Hobbs Brook Management cafeteria. Not only is the cafeteria light and bright for the first time in over a decade, but the decor has been remodeled with new tables and chairs. (You can see before and after in these photos.) Certainly they took some getting used to, but I think our appreciation of the new environment will grow over time. (That is, as long as we don’t get plunged into darkness again.)
 
Thanks to the 20 players who joined us at this very special time for Waltham CC to square off in the 2nd annual Quick Championship. We’ll be happier still in our new setting without the pervasive paint fumes, but I am breath-taken at the difference a new color scheme makes.
 
I would like to welcome back to our midst Agustin Garcia, who visited us many years ago and now came back to take 2nd place in the Championship. A shout-out also to Ross Eldridge and Prachi Dayal, the U1800 and U1400 winners.
 
But finally let me congratulate the reigning WALTHAM CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPION, IM Denys Shmelov.
 
Winners:
 
1st: IM Denys Shmelov
2nd: Agustin Garcia
U1800: Ross Eldridge
U1400: Prachi Dayal
Daily Prizes: Alan Song, Vitaliy Ryabinin, Ames Abbot, Albeto Villasis
 
We’ll see you next Friday as we close out 2018 with the Christmas Party and Bughouse Tournament. Bring LOTS OF FOOD & DRINK!
 
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham CC Championship Director

Final Standings. Waltham CC 2018 Quick Championship – 12-07-2018 – 12-14-2018

# 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 Tot Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2358 W11 W2 W8 W3 D4 W5 W9 W12 W13 W3 W2 W6 W4 W7 13.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Agustin P Garcia 14669043 1884 W18 L1 W12 D10 W3 W11 L8 W16 W14 W10 L1 D3 W6 W5 10.0 2nd
3 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1753 H— W9 W10 L1 L2 L6 H— W7 W11 L1 W9 D2 W14 W4 8.5 U1800
4 Todd S Chase 12414355 1932 W16 L10 W11 W5 D1 L8 W6 W18 L10 W9 D14 D13 L1 L3 7.5
5 Anand Nair 15223527 1729 W7 L8 W9 L4 W16 L1 W17 H— H— L7 W18 D14 W9 L2 7.5
6 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1775 L9 W19 W16 L8 L11 W3 L4 L9 W15 W11 W10 L1 L2 W12 7.0 D.P. #2
7 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1389 L5 L12 W17 L11 W19 L9 W18 L3 W17 W5 L13 W11 W15 L1 7.0 U1400
8 Alan Song 15418978 2122 W12 W5 L1 W6 W10 W4 W2 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— 7.0 D.P. #1
9 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1499 W6 L3 L5 W12 D18 W7 L1 W6 W12 L4 L3 W10 L5 L14 6.5
10 David Milliern 13784637 1716 W17 W4 L3 D2 L8 H— H— W19 W4 L2 L6 L9 W11 L15 6.5
11 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1634 L1 W18 L4 W7 W6 L2 W16 W17 L3 L6 W19 L7 L10 L13 6.0
12 Rudolf Tschaut 16748857 1608 L8 W7 L2 L9 W17 L13 W19 L1 L9 W16 L15 W17 W19 L6 6.0
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1716 D19 U— U— U— U— W12 U— W15 L1 U— W7 D4 U— W11 5.0
14 Ames Abbot 12522524 1688 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W20 L2 W19 D4 D5 L3 W9 5.0 D.P. #2
15 Albeto J Villasis 16779385 1347 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L13 L6 W17 W12 W18 L7 W10 5.0 D.P. #2
16 David W Martin 12877246 1569 L4 W17 L6 W18 L5 W19 L11 L2 D20 L12 H— H— U— U— 4.5
17 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1336 L10 L16 L7 W19 L12 L18 L5 L11 L7 L15 W20 L12 X18 W19 4.0
18 Jason Albert Havener 14332512 1569 L2 L11 W19 L16 D9 W17 L7 L4 L19 W20 L5 L15 F17 U– 4.0
19 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1346 D13 L6 L18 L17 L7 L16 L12 L10 W18 L14 L11 W20 L12 L17 2.5
20 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1336 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L14 D16 L18 L17 L19 U— U— 1.5

 

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Final Standings, Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open – 10-19-2018 – 11-16-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

This is my opportunity to thank all the players who have supported Waltham CC faithfully over its 48 years. The 2018 annual Open, lined up with the Invitational Championship, was dedicated this year in memory of Pasquale “Pat” Arena, the founder of Waltham Chess Club in the 1970s. This is his obituary published at the Joyce Funeral Home website:

“Mr. Pasquale W. ‘Pat’ Arena, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He was 92.

Pat was born in Framingham on April 1, 1926, a son of the late Giovanni and Jennie (Infererre) Arena, and moved to Waltham with his family as a child. He grew up in Waltham surrounded by a large family and developed a love . . . and a keen talent . . . for drawing in grade school. His career composition for Miss Turner’s eighth grade class at South Junior High School was ‘Cartoonist’.

During World War II Pat joined the United States Navy and after the war enrolled at New England School of Art, graduating in 1949. He later earned an associate’s degree in business management from Northeastern University. Until his retirement he worked for more than forty years for the Raytheon Company as a lithographer and artist/illustrator and cartoonist.

Pat’s cartoons first appeared in Navy publications and over the decades in newspapers locally and around the country. While he worked at Raytheon he also taught for twenty-seven years at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. He later taught at schools in Wellesley, Weston and in Wayland.

Pat also became the art director of the Waltham Museum and was a frequent lecturer at the Waltham Public Library. He had a talent for playing the piano and a passion for playing chess. He became one of the founders of the Waltham Chess Club.

His favorite sports team was the Boston Celtics and he cherished their golden era when Johnny Most gave colorful and illustrative play by play on the radio. Fall was also special when he took the grandkids on the annual apple picking journey.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth M. (Uberti) Arena; his children, Patricia Arena of Weston, Jeanne Melnick (Paul) of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Carolyn Harms (Craig) of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Joseph Arena (Maureen) of Hudson, New Hampshire, James Arena of Framingham and Thomas Arena (Renée) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Daniel, David, Brandon, Garrett, Rebecca, Brianna, Joseph and Justin; his great-grandchild, Brayden; his siblings, Anthonino Arena of Waltham, Grace Rooney of Natick, Rose Clasby of Foxboro, Mary Vallerand of Waltham, Joseph Arena of Florida, James Arena of Florida and Nickolas Arena of Southbridge and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the father of the late John Arena and brother of the late Orazzio, John and Albert Arena.

Family and friends will honor and remember Pat’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, September 17th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to The Waltham Museum, 25 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.”

Thanks to Pat’s son Joe Arena and to Ed Herbert and Lou Mercuri who joined us for a Club tribute to Pat on 10/12/18, and who donated some memorabilia from Pat’s original days with the Club at the Waltham Public Library.

And thanks to the 21 players who made the Open a big success:

Winners:

1st Place: Todd Chase

2nd-3rd Place (tied): Yuriy Zhaurov, Ilya Rozonoyer

Under 1800 (tied): Daniel Korbacher, Benjamin Yin, Prachi Dayal

Under 1400: Bernhard Paul

As of this writing the Championship itself is incomplete because two games have to be made up.

We look forward to next year’s Pat Arena Memorial Open and will continue with this tradition.

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

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Current Wall Chart. Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open: Invitational Championship

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5
1 Jerry Li W 2 B 4 W 3 B 5 W 6
2160 15391332 (1986) 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0
2 Alexander Fang Meng B 1 W 6 B 4 W 3 W 5
1886 15844061 (1767) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
3 Steven Winer W 6 W 5 B 1 B 2 W 4
2447 12549813 (2324) 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 4.5
4 Karthik Sai Padmanabhan B 5 W 1 W 2 B 6 B 3
2149 14297265 (1960) 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5
5 Ross Eldridge W 4 B 3 B 6 W 1 B 2
1904 12399747 (1786) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
6 Suraj Ramanathan B 3 B 2 W 5 W 4 B 1
2169 14361257 (2049) 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0

 

FINAL Standings. Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open: Pat Arena Memorial Open

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Tot Prize
1 Todd S Chase 12414355 2011 2030 W5 D17 W4 W2 H— H— W12 W3 W9 W6 8.5 1st
2 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1920 1916 W10 L3 W6 L1 W11 H— W4 W12 W5 D8 7.0 2nd-3rd
3 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1922 1918 W6 W2 H— D4 L12 W5 W10 L1 W11 W9 7.0 2nd-3rd
4 Anand Nair 15223527 1826 1812 W7 W15 L1 D3 D9 W12 L2 W8 W18 L5 6.0
5 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1649 1629 L1 W18 L11 W7 W10 L3 L9 W14 L2 W4 5.0 U1800 – tied
6 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1437 1449 L3 W7 L2 W18 L8 D9 W15 H— W14 L1 5.0 U1800 – tied
7 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1164 1194 L4 L6 W14 L5 W19 W18 H— H— L8 W11 5.0 U1400
8 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1580 1591 H— H— U— U— W6 D10 W11 L4 W7 D2 5.0 U1800 – tied
9 David W Martin 12877246 1626 1627 H— H— D10 W11 D4 D6 W5 U— L1 L3 4.5
10 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1349 1366 L2 W14 D9 W17 L5 D8 L3 L18 L13 W19 4.0
11 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 1238 1243 H— H— W5 L9 L2 W14 L8 W19 L3 L7 4.0
12 Lawrence Tu 15597798 1802 1806 W14 H— W17 H— W3 L4 L1 L2 U— U— 4.0
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1815 1817 U— U— U— U— U— U— W19 W15 W10 W14 4.0
14 Rithika Kilari 16429325 596 685 L12 L10 L7 W19 W15 L11 W20 L5 L6 L13 3.0
15 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1245 1207 H— L4 H— U— L14 W19 L6 L13 U— W20 3.0
16 Dylan J Goertz 13242154 1528 1531 H— H— U— U— U— U— W18 W20 U— U— 3.0
17 Ames Abbot 12522524 1870 1847 W18 D1 L12 L10 H— H— U— U— U— U— 2.5
18 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1249 1198 L17 L5 W19 L6 L20 L7 L16 W10 L4 L21 2.0
19 Srikrishna Nuvvula 15732226 507 516 H— H— L18 L14 L7 L15 L13 L11 W20 L10 2.0
20 Matthew David Sullivan 16076636 unr. 599 H— H— U— U— W18 U— L14 L16 L19 L15 2.0
21 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1487 1491 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— U— W18 2.0

 




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