28
Nov
16

Final Standings Concord-Carlisle Scholastic November G/30 d5 – 11-27-2016

Fellow Concord-Carlisle chess players,

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Thanks to all the 24 players who came and made our November Scholastic a success even with heavy competition over this weekend. Gratitude also to Yuval Erlich, Alexander, and Daniel for their tireless efforts to get the place set up and taken down.

Photos are posted here, on my Facebook Group, and on my Meetup, all titled Bay State Chess Kings.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Over Age 11:

1st Place – Kevin James Chen
2nd Place – Alexander Erlich-Herzog
3rd Place – Lucas Harding Kamon
Medal – Dylan Jiang

Age 11 & Under:

1st Place – Sujith Yeruva
2nd Place – Daniel Stepanyan
3rd Place – Ansh Yadawad
Medal – Priyanshu Arora
Medal – Rohil Saxena
Medal – Advaith Rajesh

Please note these future dates and pre-registration links for more information:

2/11/2017 – Rated Blitz

http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5647


3/12/2017 – March Scholastic G/30 d5

http://masschess.org/Events/Event_Details.aspx?Event_ID=5646

The Blitz on 2/11 will be expanded from last year’s to have two Sections (Over Age 11, Age 11 & Under), to allow for online registration, and to allow unlimited players to play.

Have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll see you in 2017!

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

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Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle November G/30 d5: Over Age 11 – 11-27-2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Kevin James Chen 15531186 1639 W5 W7 W2 L3 3.0 1st
2 Alexander Erlich-herzog 15405595 1031 W4 W8 L1 W6 3.0  2nd
3 Lucas Harding Kamon 15697335 1010 L8 W5 W6 W1 3.0  3rd
4 Dylan Jiang 15569732 949 L2 B— W7 W9 3.0  Medal
5 Henry Booth 15854548 995 L1 L3 W9 W7 2.0
6 Holden Chalfant 15214147 795 B— W9 L3 L2 2.0
7 Daniel Erlich-herzog 15405600 989 W9 L1 L4 L5 1.0
8 Justin Heideman 16196450 unr. W3 L2 U— U— 1.0
9 Saanvi Tiruveedhula 15087552 1128 L7 L6 L5 L4 0.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle November G/30 d5: Age 11 & Under – 11-27-2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Sujith Yeruva 15489550 925 W10 W5 W3 W2 4.0 1st
2 Daniel Stepanyan 15703764 857 W11 W8 W6 L1 3.0  2nd
3 Ansh Yadawad 15842414 737 W17 W4 L1 W7 3.0  3rd
4 Priyanshu Arora 15457348 990 W13 L3 W12 W8 3.0  Medal
5 Rohil Saxena 15719116 817 W15 L1 W16 W9 3.0  Medal
6 Advaith Rajesh 15183583 395 W14 W7 L2 W13 3.0  Medal
7 Prakul Saxena 15719101 898 W12 L6 W11 L3 2.0
8 Joanne Jiang Zhou 16092271 543 W9 L2 W14 L4 2.0
9 Kellen Davies Remley 16193527 unr. L8 W10 W13 L5 2.0
10 Suhavi Tiruveedhula 15634225 262 L1 L9 B— W15 2.0
11 Oliver Romanovsky 15974712 113 L2 B— L7 W14 2.0
12 Dhruva Iyer 15766042 143 L7 W17 L4 W16 2.0
13 Ivan Estes 16082556 386 L4 W16 L9 L6 1.0
14 Diego Abadie 16196438 unr. L6 W15 L8 L11 1.0
15 Aaron Huang 16143827 unr. L5 L14 W17 L10 1.0
16 Raeann Zhou 16094277 101 B— L13 L5 L12 1.0
17 Alexander Rafael Remley 16193512 unr. L3 L12 L15 B— 1.0

 

13
Nov
16

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series, 11/12/2016

Fellow Spiegel Cup players,

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I’d like to thank all the 32 players and their parents who made this Spiegel Cup Series one of the biggest and best I’ve directed. We had a lot of new players join us, and for the first time we had over eight players in all three Sections. And those were the coolest trophies I’ve ever ordered!

 

Congratulations to all the winners listed below:

 

14 & Under:

1st Place – Vittal Ranganath

2nd Place – Arjun Girish

3rd Place – Vishnu Ranganath

 

11 & Under:

1st Place – Ansh Yadawal

2nd Place – Ian Van Hulle

3rd Place – Kevin Zhu
8 & Under:

1st Place – Eric Chang

2nd Place – Isabella Lai

3rd Place – Kurt Amber

Medal – Suhavi Tiruveedhula

 

Our next event at Concord-Carlisle is the Club Tournament on 11/27/16 at starting at 1:45 PM. We look forward to seeing you then, and good luck to all the Spiegel Cup competitors.

 

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club

Tournament Director

 

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle SCS 2016-2017: 14 & Under, 11/12/2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Vittal Ranganath 15232735 1503 W9 W5 W2 W6 4.0 1st
2 Arjun Girish 15471954 1581 W10 W6 L1 W5 3.0 2nd
3 Vishnu Ranganath 15232720 1065 W8 W4 L5 W7 3.0 3rd
4 Dylan Jiang 15569732 949 H— L3 W11 B— 2.5
5 Saanvi Tiruveedhula 15087552 1128 W11 L1 W3 L2 2.0
6 Sai Sneha Yerra 15993891 1117 W7 L2 W8 L1 2.0
7 Holden Chalfant 15214147 795 L6 L10 B— L3 1.0
8 Jason Samuel Zermani 14892918 702 L3 B— L6 U— 1.0
9 Henry Booth 15854548 995 L1 W11 U— U— 1.0
10 Lucas Harding Kamon 15697335 1010 L2 W7 U— U— 1.0
11 Ryan Alexander Silva 15996712 951 L5 L9 L4 U— 0.0

 

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle SCS 2016-2017: 11 & Under, 11/12/2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Ansh Yadawad 15842414 737 W13 W4 D2 W7 3.5 1st
2 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 804 W6 W7 D1 D4 3.0 2nd
3 Kevin Zhu 16058164 518 W10 W5 L7 W8 3.0 3rd
4 Prakul Saxena 15719101 898 W11 L1 W12 D2 2.5
5 Rohil Saxena 15719116 817 W12 L3 D6 W9 2.5
6 Alexander Gavronsky 16114711 265 L2 B— D5 W11 2.5
7 Maya Figelman 15439823 984 W8 L2 W3 L1 2.0
8 Irith Midha 15772883 472 L7 W9 W11 L3 2.0
9 Luke Daniel Zermani 16079993 194 B— L8 W13 L5 2.0
10 Akilesh Yelchuru 16177340 unr. L3 L12 B— D13 1.5
11 Advaith Rajesh 15183583 395 L4 W13 L8 L6 1.0
12 Adrian Sun 16102593 361 L5 W10 L4 U— 1.0
13 Nalah Kasongo 16174486 unr. L1 L11 L9 D10 0.5

 

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle SCS 2016-2017: 8 & Under, 11/12/2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Eric Chang 16089298 575 W5 D6 W2 W7 3.5 1st
2 Isabella Lai 15990974 631 W4 W3 L1 W5 3.0 2nd
3 Kurt Amber 15955011 408 W7 L2 W6 W8 3.0 3rd
4 Suhavi Tiruveedhula 15634225 262 L2 W7 W8 W6 3.0 Medal
5 Aditya Phadnis 16173221 unr. L1 W8 W7 L2 2.0
6 Teodoro Rivera-wills 15712690 513 W8 D1 L3 L4 1.5
7 Claire Kasongo 16174506 unr. L3 L4 L5 L1 0.0
8 Marcus Kasongo 16174492 unr. L6 L5 L4 L3 0.0

 

25
Oct
16

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic November G/30 d5, Sunday 11/27/2016

  Concord-Carlisle Scholastic November G/30 d5
at Harvey Wheeler Community Center
Sunday, November 27, 2016
1:00 pm-6:15 pm
——————–
Registration 1:00-1:30 PM
Rounds 1-4 1:45-6:15 PM (may finish earlier)
$15 regular rate for advance registration by 11/25/2016 ($10 for Concord CC Members);
$20 regular rate at door ($15 for Concord CC Members).
E-Mail for Advance Registration: concordchess@yahoo.com or 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.
20
Oct
16

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club, 11-12-2016: Spiegel Cup Series, 14U & 11U & 8U G/45 d5

Spiegel Cup Series Chess Tournament
at Harvey Wheeler Community Center
Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 AM-5:00 PM


 
4SS, G45 d5 (14U & 11U & 8U)
  
 
THREE USCF RATED SECTIONS
Ages 14 & Under, 11 & Under, 8 & Under
  
 
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: 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 11/10/2016

REGISTER ONLINE

Onsite entry $25
 
Concord-Carlisle MEMBER Discounts:
 
Advance entry $10 if logged by Thursday 11/10/2016
Onsite entry $15
10
Oct
16

Final Standings, Fuller Craft Spiegel Cup Series, 10/9/2016

Spiegel Cup Series Chess Tournament
at Fuller Craft Museum
Sunday, October 9, 2016
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Thanks to the 19 players who made our 3rd Annual Spiegel Cup Series at the Fuller Craft Museum a great success on National Chess Day weekend.  We did have to combine the three Sections because we did not have enough players in the 14U and 8U to make separate pairings.  Nonetheless, everything went very smoothly, and I thank the Fuller Craft Museum for hosting this event.
The full standings are below my signature; here are the winners:
WINNERS – 14U
1st Place – Arjun Girish
2nd Place – Kevin Liu
3rd Place – Vishnu Ranganath
WINNERS – 11U
1st Place – Jeffrey Liu
2nd Place – Kelsey Liu
3rd Place – Sophia Rosenholtz
Medal – Isaac Gordon
WINNERS – 8U
1st Place – Maya Figelman
2nd Place – Eyal Zerdich
3rd Place – Suhavi Tiruveedhula
Starting this month, on Thursdays Fuller Craft Chess Club meets weekly 4-8 PM.  We will combine casual play, educational sessions, and tournament play once we have enough members.  If you would like to join the Club, you can register online at fullercraft.org.  There is a price promotion for joining in October.
I hope to see many of you at my second SCS event for 2016-2017 at the Concord-Carlisle Chess Club.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Fuller Craft Chess Club
USCF Tournament Director
20
Sep
16

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Sunday 10/9/16: Spiegel Cup Series Tournament

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament

Fuller Craft Chess Club

Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street

Brockton, MA 02301

Spiegel Cup Series Chess Tournament

 

at Fuller Craft Museum

 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

 

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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

THREE USCF RATED SECTIONS Ages 14 & Under, 11 & Under, 8 & Under

BREAKFAST and LUNCH (separate fee) 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 (in addition to Museum admission fee if applicable):    Advance entry $25 if logged by Friday 10/7/2016.

 REGISTER ONLINE

(http://fullercraft.org/event/spiegel-cup-qualifying-chess-tournament/

or by calling Museum at 508-588-6000.

Onsite entry $30 (collected at Front Desk) 

23
Aug
16

Final Standings, Fuller Craft August G/30 d5 QUAD, 08-21-2016; Fuller Craft Chess Club on Thursdays 4-8 PM starting in September

Fellow Chess Players,

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        Thanks very much to everyone who came to the Fuller Craft August G/30 d5 last Sunday.  We had a QUAD Section that ended up averaging over 1875 in rating.   This was so intimidating to our kids that I eventually volunteered to play all those heavy-hitters while the kids got to play each other in a separate Swiss Section.   I definitely took one for the team, as you’ll see in my results below.

        We had mostly new players this time, and I congratulate first-time Fuller Craft players Master Farzad Abdi and Ansh Yadawad for winning their respective Sections, both with perfect 3-0 scores.

        Photos are on Facebook and my Blog.   Once again I have mounted the photos on my Facebook Group Friends Who Like Massachusetts Chess Association.   If you would like to join the Group, please write back and we can Friend each other on Facebook.

        And now, starting in September, Fuller Craft Museum will launch its first ever weekly Chess Club.   The Club will feature multiple tables for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, and will offer educational lectures and demonstrations together with recreational play.   As we grow, we’ll run some informal tournaments and eventually graduate to USCF-rated tournaments as we now offer on weekends.

        Thanks to everyone who came.   Stay in touch with the Museum as we grow.
 
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Fuller Craft Chess Club
USCF Tournament Director
Final Standings. Fuller Craft August G/30 d5: QUAD, 08-21-2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 Farzad Abdi 12868372 2239 W4 W2 W3 3.0 1st
2 Paul Sciaraffa 12297410 1826 W3 L1 D4 1.5
3 Sam Larson 15750568 2004 L2 W4 L1 1.0
4 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1796 L1 L3 D2 0.5

 

 

Final Standings. Fuller Craft August G/30 d5: Swiss, 08-21-2016

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot Prize
1 Ansh Yadawad 15842414 766 W4 W3 W2 3.0 1st
2 Isaac X Chen 15966891 506 W5 W4 L1 2.0
3 Shreesh S Nalatwad 15426675 685 W6 L1 W5 2.0
4 Hyde Thomas S 15742773 444 L1 L2 W6 1.0
5 Ivan Estes 16082556 unr. L2 W6 L3 1.0
6 Daniel Ge 16065814 100 L3 L5 L4 0.0



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