07
Oct
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC Free Wild Card #50! – 10-05-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,
In my nearly 10 years as Waltham TD to date, I have overseen 50 Wild Cards, and we celebrated the 50th this past Friday. Happily it was well attended by a big group who were hungry and enthusiastic enough to devour at least ten different snacks the whole night. Oh yes, they played some chess too.
Early in the evening we received a brief visit from Joe Arena, son of the recently deceased Pat Arena, with his own son. Unfortunately he did not stay long enough for me to get to meet him, and I hope he will return over the next five weeks as we honor his father during the Pat Arena Memorial Open.
Winners:
1st-2nd-3rd Place (tied): Alan Song, Yuriy Zhaurov, Anand Nair
U1400 (tied): Bernhard Paul, Steve Desouza
Full standings are below my signature.  Photographs are on my Facebook page.
Next Friday 10/12 begins the Waltham CC 2018 Club Championship & Pat Arena Memorial Open. The competitors are Steve Winer (a past Champion returning to try to regain his title), Suraj Ramanthan, Jerry Li, Karthik Padmanabhan, Ross Eldridge, and Alexander Meng. We have several new competitors in this field, and it will be a fascinating competition to watch.
See you next Friday for the launch of the big event.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director
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Waltham CC October Free Wild Card #50! – 10-05-2018

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Alan Song 15418978 1989 1990 W4 W3 W7 W11 L2 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
2 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1892 1899 W6 W20 L8 W5 W1 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
3 Anand Nair 15223527 1755 1774 W18 L1 W10 W9 W12 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
4 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1374 1380 L1 W18 W14 L7 W13 3.0 U1400 (tied)
5 David W Martin 12877246 1514 1536 W21 L8 W15 L2 W10 3.0
6 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1228 1205 L2 L9 W19 W18 W14 3.0 U1400 (tied)
7 Karthik Sai Padmanabhan 14297265 1759 1764 W13 W12 L1 W4 U— 3.0
8 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1757 1779 W15 W5 W2 U— U— 3.0
9 Rithika Kilari 16429325 581 808 L20 W6 W13 L3 D16 2.5
10 Todd S Chase 12414355 1951 1917 W22 D11 L3 W16 L5 2.5
11 Paul Sciaraffa 12297410 1709 1721 W14 D10 W12 L1 U— 2.5
12 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1635 1609 W19 L7 L11 W15 L3 2.0
13 Alexander C Tran 15962546 1074 1043 L7 W19 L9 W17 L4 2.0
14 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 922 954 L11 W22 L4 W21 L6 2.0
15 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1042 1072 L8 W21 L5 L12 W22 2.0
16 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1478 1467 H— U— W22 L10 D9 2.0
17 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 845 837 H— U— U— L13 W21 1.5
18 Vasant Padmanabhan 14780698 947 937 L3 L4 W21 L6 U— 1.0
19 Srikrishna Nuvvula 15732226 526 592 L12 L13 L6 W22 U— 1.0
20 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1692 1686 W9 L2 U— U— U— 1.0
21 Daniel Carlin unr. 439 L5 L15 L18 L14 L17 0.0
22 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1346 1236 L10 L14 L16 L19 L15 0.0

 

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05
Oct
18

Plymouth Library National Chess Day Scholastic – 10-13-2018

PLYMOUTH LIBRARY 2018
SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT
 
Saturday October 13
10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
 
Open to all students grade K
through 12
 
Two divisions; age 11 and
under, over age 11
 
Format is game 20 minutes, (each player gets 20 minutes to
complete the game). Minimum four rounds.
 
U.S.C.F. membership required.
 
Advance entry is $20. Registration at the door is $25.
The first 25 advance entries will receive a voucher for one year
of U.S.C.F. membership.
 
Advance register with Bill Petrillo, 774-766-7689 via text
message by October 10.
 
Tournament is at the main Plymouth Library
132 South Street, Plymouth Ma.
04
Oct
18

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5 – Sunday 10-14-2018

 

  Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5

at Concord-Carlisle High School
Sunday, October 14, 2018
11:00 AM-6:00 PM
——————–
Registration 11:00-11:30 AM
Rounds 1-4 11:45 AM-6:00 PM (may finish earlier)
$15 regular rate for advance registration by 10/11/2018 ($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:

      Concord-Carlisle High School

      500 Walden Street

       Concord, MA 01742

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.
30
Jul
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – 07-20-2018 – 07-27-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

Thanks to everyone who played in the 2018 Waltham Blitz Championship.  By one player we beat last year’s attendance with 27 players.  I understand that the WALTHAM  CC 2018 BLITZ CHAMPION, IM Denys Shmelov, is doubly celebrating because he has also just recently become a US Citizen.  We are really pleased to have him as a regular at the Club.

We also welcome Alex Yu, a first timer at our Club who took 3rd Place over all (tied with Ross Eldridge, who won the U1800 Prize), and we hope Alex becomes a regular at the Club too.

Winners:

1st Place: IM Denys Shmelov, 2018 BLITZ CHAMPION

2nd Place: Todd Chase

3rd Place: Alex Yu (tied with Ross Eldridge)

U1800: Ross Eldridge

U1400: Kelsey Liu

Daily Prize, Night #1: Ilya Rozonoyer

Daily Prize, Night #2, William Kelleher

Please note down the following upcoming events:

10/12/18 – 11/10/18 WALTHAM CC 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP & AUTUMN OPEN

12/7/18 – 12/14/18 WALTHAM CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP

And we hope to see you again soon over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham Chess Club

Tournament Director

Final Standings. WCC Blitz Championship 2018 – Combined over 7/20/2018 and 7/27/2018

# 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 Tot Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2613 $26 $5 $2 $11 $7 $3 $16 $18 W12 $4 #3 $7 22.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Todd S Chase 12414355 1989 #6 $8 L1 $9 $10 W7 W6 W4 $16 W3 #8 W12 16 2nd
3 Alex Yu 14581805 2080 W9 W4 $8 W10 $11 L1 $9 W11 W8 W2 D1 #18 14 3rd
4 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1714 H– W3 L5 W8 $23 $26 $27 W2 $5 L1 L12 $20 14 3rd/U1800
5 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1888 $23 L1 $4 D7 W6 $11 $15 W12 L4 $9 L7 W8 13.5 D.P. Night #1
6 Kelsey Liu 15770981 1381 D2 $26 L11 $23 W5 $22 W2 L7 W21 $15 W18 W16 13.5 U1400
7 Brandon Dante Wu 14933988 1976 H– $9 W10 #5 L1 W2 U– $6 W13 $11 $5 L1 13.5
8 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1722 $22 L2 L3 W4 W9 $23 $21 W11 W3 W12 D2 W5 12.5
9 Kevin Liu 15582141 1432 W3 L7 $22 L2 W8 $14 L3 $14 W18 L5 L11 $27 11
10 Alan Song 15418978 1952 $15 W11 W7 W3 L2 H– $20 W8 $11 U– U– U– 11
11 Anand Nair 15223527 1815 $14 W10 $6 L1 L3 L5 $14 W3 L10 L7 $9 L13 10
12 William Kelleher 10012571 2127 H– U– U– U– U– U– $13 W5 W1 W8 $4 W2 9 D.P. Night #2
13 Kevin James Hass 15531186 1608 H– U– U– U– U– U– L12 $15 W7 W18 W20 $11 8
14 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 815 L11 $15 L23 W22 L24 L9 L11 L9 $25 W19 L17 W21 7
15 Adriano Perola 16563383 831 L10 L14 $26 H– U– U– L5 L13 $27 L6 $25 L17 7
16 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1673 H– U– U– U– U– U– L1 $25 L2 W20 $19 W6 7
17 Robert King 12681247 2006 H– U– U– U– U– U– U– U– U– $21 $14 $15 7
18 Anatoly Levin 12602344 1896 H– U– U– U– U– U– $19 L1 W9 W13 W6 D3 6.5
19 Andrew W Lo 16417480 1300 H– U– U– U– U– U– L18 $27 L20 W14 L16 $25 6
20 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1305 H– U– U– U– U– U– L10 W21 $19 W16 W13 L4 6
21 Wesley Lo 16417500 429 H– U– U– U– U– U– L8 W20 W6 L17 $27 W14 6
22 Eric Rosengren 16753878 unr. L8 W23 L9 W14 $26 L6 H– U– U– U– U– U– 5
23 Alexander Leyner 16686927 817 L5 W22 $14 L6 L4 L8 H– U– U– U– U– U– 4
24 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1673 U– U– U– $26 $14 U– U– U– U– U– U– U– 4
25 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 939 H– U– U– U– U– U– U– L16 L14 $27 L15 L19 3
26 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1453 L1 L6 L15 L24 L22 L4 H– U– U– U– U– U– 1
27 Richard Daniel Taylor 16399428 104 H– U– U– U– U– U– L4 L19 L15 L25 L21 L27 1

 

23
Jun
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC Summertime Thematic Tournament – 06-22-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

On the longest day of the year, 13 players gathered at Waltham Chess Club for the first ever Thematic Tournament. We ran the pilot Thematic as an unrated event, 4-Round G/10 d0 double Swiss. The openings played were: Round 1, Queen’s Gambit Accepted; Round 2, Ruy Lopez; Round 3, Nimzo-Indian; Round 4, King’s Gambit Accepted.

Our newest player, Daniel Korbacher, has already distinguished himself as a relatively new USCF player by winning prizes at each of the events he’s played in. We hope he’ll continue to come and improve as he plays in diverse time-controls tournaments.

Winners:

1st Place: Ilya Rozonoyer

2nd Place: Yuriy Zhaurov

3rd Place: Alan Song

U1800: Daniel Korbacher

Please notify me if you enjoyed having a Thematic and would like to see more of them. We can make them Rated and can feature other Openings or even have a single Opening used all night.

Blitz next week. Thanks and see you over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham Chess Club

Tournament Director

[–]

Final Standings: Waltham CC Summertime Thematic Tournament

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1873 $7 $2 #4 $5 7.5 1st
2 Anand Nair 15223527 1677 $11 L1 $8 $6 6.0 [amat.]
3 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1862 $9 L4 #5 $7 6.0 2nd
4 Alan Song 15418978 2049 $8 $3 D1 U— 4.5 3rd
5 Daniel Korbacher 13147702 1617 $13 $12 D3 L1 4.0 U1800
6 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1642 $10 U— $9 L2 4.0
7 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1210 L1 W10 $13 L3 3.0
8 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1235 L4 $11 L2 W9 3.0
9 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 1131 L3 $13 L6 W8 3.0
10 Raeann Zhou 16094277 732 L6 W7 W11 U— 2.0
11 Charles M Cleary 12670268 755 L2 L8 W10 U— 1.0
12 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1837 H— L5 U— U— 1.0
13 Joanne Jiang Zhou 16092271 721 L5 L9 L7 U— 0.0
11
Jun
18

Final Standings Concord-Carlisle June G/30 d5 – 06-10-2018

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Chess Players,

 

Great way to end the Concord-Carlisle academic season! Thanks to the 40 players who came in droves to make one of our most successful Concord-Carlisle events. I had the pleasure to meet David, the coach from Carlisle who came to visit. He may help us to collaborate between Concord and Carlsle Chess Clubs to make some even bigger and more diverse-ratiing events starting in late October.

 

Congratulations to Ashot who improved on his second-place finish last time to triumph this time with 3.5 points. Congratulations also to Shouri who is evidently ready, after his 3.5-point event today, to play some higher-ranked players in a hurry.

 

Winners:

 

Over Age 11 (>=800 Rating)

 

1st: Ashot Melkonyan

2nd-3rd (tied): Lucas Kamon (2nd trophy), Ian Van Hulle, Bryan Henroid

 

Age 11 & Under (<800 Rating)

 

1st-2nd (tied): Shouri Mosaliganti (1st trophy), Dattasai Kilari

3rd (tied): Ariel Zhou (trophy), Chirag Katragadda, Teo Beckwith, Jayden Wu, Raymond Vasile

 

Look for our next tournament in late October. Have a great summer and we’ll see you again over the board.

 

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Concord-Carlsle Chess Club

Tournament Director

 

 

 

 

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle June Scholastic: Over Age 11 – 06-10-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Ashot Melkonyan 16679716 1429 W11 W6 W3 D2 3.5 1st
2 Lucas Kamon 15697335 1344 W9 W8 D5 D1 3.0 2nd
3 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 1213 W13 W10 L1 W5 3.0 3rd
4 Bryan Li Henroid 15453407 863 W14 L5 W13 W8 3.0 Medal
5 Holden Chalfant 15214147 923 W7 W4 D2 L3 2.5
6 Suhavi Tiruveedhula 15634225 883 W16 L1 W9 D7 2.5
7 Ryan Sun 16379802 708 L5 W14 W10 D6 2.5
8 Gordon Redwine 16600924 891 W12 L2 W11 L4 2.0
9 Steven Ziang Feng 16388220 819 L2 W12 L6 W14 2.0
10 Max Xin 15692255 841 W15 L3 L7 W13 2.0
11 Joshua Lee 16260353 828 L1 W16 L8 D12 1.5
12 Saketh Dinasarapu 16233641 644 L8 L9 W15 D11 1.5
13 Rithika Kilari 16429325 736 L3 W15 L4 L10 1.0
14 Sarayu Mudundi 16573463 306 L4 L7 W16 L9 1.0
15 Vishu Agarwal 16498658 228 L10 L13 L12 W16 1.0
16 Kaiya Bridgit Smits 16486827 498 L6 L11 L14 L15 0.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle June Scholastic: Age 11 & Under – 06-10-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Shouri Rao Mosaliganti 16646805 454 W14 D3 W4 W9 3.5 1st
2 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 916 W17 W19 D9 W8 3.5 2nd
3 Ariel Zhou 16371696 350 W13 D1 W18 D5 3.0 3rd
4 Raymond Vasile 16301470 270 W23 W7 L1 W12 3.0 Medal
5 Chirag Katragadda 15610894 628 W20 W11 D8 D3 3.0 Medal
6 Jayden Wu 16671526 440 L8 W10 W16 W13 3.0 Medal
7 Teo Beckwith 16645048 621 W21 L4 W20 W11 3.0 Medal
8 Austin Fischl 16734328 unr. W6 W12 D5 L2 2.5
9 Rolls Gentillon 16573861 405 W22 W15 D2 L1 2.5
10 Ruihan Cao 16677580 511 D18 L6 W15 W19 2.5
11 Siddhant Nikhil Kulkarni 16445290 378 W24 L5 W14 L7 2.0
12 Jesus Manon 16573751 455 W16 L8 W21 L4 2.0
13 Nikolas Kocic 16739587 unr. L3 W22 W19 L6 2.0
14 Anish Saravanan 16732165 105 L1 B— L11 W18 2.0
15 Khanak Agarwal 16696360 103 B— L9 L10 W20 2.0
16 Srivalli Kuragayala 16571005 116 L12 W23 L6 B— 2.0
17 Aiden Lee 16572914 263 L2 L18 B— W21 2.0
18 Yukti Avala 16540421 126 D10 W17 L3 L14 1.5
19 Thomas Sun Zhang 16025268 370 W25 L2 L13 L10 1.0
20 Srutika Kuragayala 16645033 259 L5 W24 L7 L15 1.0
21 Geetika Seethammagari 16709970 181 L7 W25 L12 L17 1.0
22 Samuel Keener 16739441 unr. L9 L13 U— U— 0.0
23 Eston Brainerd 16739661 unr. L4 L16 U— U— 0.0
24 Evelyn Keener 16739462 unr. L11 L20 U— U— 0.0
25 Thomas Keener 16739456 unr. L19 L21 U— U— 0.0

 

30
May
18

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic June G/30 d5, Sunday 6/10/2018

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic June G/30 d5
at Harvey Wheeler Community Center
Sunday, June 10, 2018
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 6/7/2018 ($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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