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
10
Aug
16

Fuller Craft Chess Club: 3-Round G/30 d5 QUAD, USCF-Rated, 8/21/2016, 12:00-4:00 PM

Fellow Chess Players,

        Please check out the new Facebook group Friends Who Like Massachusetts Chess Association!   Its name will soon change, but this is now my official Facebook group for announcing chess in MA.   Thanks.

Nicholas

 

Fuller Craft Chess Club

 

Fuller Craft Museum

 

455 Oak Street

 

Brockton, MA 02301

 

       Summer Chess Tournament

at Fuller Craft Museum

                                                     Sunday, August 21, 2016

12:00 pm-4:00 pm

 

Calling all chess players! ESPECIALLY NEW PLAYERS!  Join us for an
afternoon of strategy, intellect, and fun
– a Chess Tournament at Fuller Craft
Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and
advanced players are all invited to four
rounds of chess playing officiated by

Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D., USCF Tournament Director.

 
Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Fuller Craft Museum.
 10:45 am – 11:45 am Registration
 
U.S. Chess Federation Membership is NOT
required for registration, but may be required for play

12:00 – 4:00 pm 3 Rounds of Chess.  
 
Everyone plays all 3 rounds.
 
PIZZA will be ordered!  We ask for a $10 donation to defray the cost.

A prize will be awarded to the top player
in each section.
Register online or call
508-588-6000.   Pre-registered players

should check in by 10:45 am.



05
Aug
16

Final Standings, Waltham Chess Club 2016 Blitz Championship – 07/22-29/2016


Fellow Waltham CC Players,

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Thanks to the record number of players who played in this, the 3rd annual Blitz Championship of Waltham Chess Club. Especially given some past controversies at our prior Rated Blitz Events, I was very proud to oversee such a large and universally successful event.

Congratulations to all the winners listed on the Facebook page, and especially to Denys Shmelov, the 2016 WALTHAM CHESS CLUB BLITZ CHAMPION.

We’ll see you over the board at future Waltham CC events.

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

Final Standings, Waltham Chess Club 2016 Blitz Championship – 07/22-29/2016

# 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 K Shmelov 13433622 2565 $11 $3 #4 #2 $7 $10 $8 $7 W2 $4 $5 $13 22.0 1st

CHAMP

2 Sherif A Khater 12748218 2247 $18 $8 #5 D1 W4 W7 $6 $9 W1 W5 $4 $3 18.0 2nd
3 Todd S Chase 12414355 2073 $14 L1 $8 W7 $9 #4 $10 $21 L4 W13 $6 L2 15.5 3rd (tied)
4 Andrew Liu 13987660 2328 $6 $19 D1 $5 W2 D3 #17 $12 $3 L1 L2 $9 15.5 3rd (tied)
5 Lawyer Times 12167330 2265 $10 #9 D2 L4 #19 $8 $11 W13 $17 W2 L1 $7 15.5 3rd (tied)
6 Max Heller Bennett 14159528 1576 L4 $20 $19 D9 D10 $15 L2 W14 $16 $10 L3 W17 13.0 U1800
7 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1985 B— $18 W9 W3 L1 W2 $18 L1 D13 $15 $21 L3 12.5
8 Sean Murray 12740273 1641 $16 L2 L3 W20 $14 L5 L1 L17 $23 W11 $15 $18 12.0 D. Prize

2nd Night

9 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1745 $25 D5 W7 #6 L3 W11 $23 L2 $11 #21 L13 L4 11.5
10 Evan Maclure 14647958 1543 L5 $25 W11 $18 #6 L1 L3 $23 W21 L6 L12 W15 10.5 D. Prize

1st Night

11 Dennis Kelly 14690180 1612 L1 W14 W10 W16 $18 W9 L3 $18 L9 W8 L17 W14 10.0
12 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1707 U— U— U— $25 U— $14 U— L4 $18 W17 $10 U— 9.0
13 Peter Pfiffner 12621558 1926 H– H– U– U– U– U– $12 W5 #7 W3 $11 L1 8.5
14 Jeffrey Hui Gao 13790453 1335 L3 W11 L18 $23 L8 L12 L5 W6 L15 W16 $23 W11 8.0 U1400
15 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1453 B— L7 W16 L19 $24 L6 U— W16 $14 L7 L8 W10 8.0
16 Roman Asanov 16081271 unr. L8 W18 W15 W11 W20 L19 L21 W15 L6 W14 L18 $23 8.0
17 Ian Dudley 15256685 1633 H– H– U– U– U– U– D4 $8 L3 W12 $11 W6 7.5
18 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1353 L2 W16 $14 L10 L11 L20 L7 L11 L12 $23 $16 L8 7.0
19 Brandon Wu 14933988 1934 $20 L4 L6 $15 D5 $16 U– U– U– U– U– U– 6.5
20 Dwayne Bell 12780728 1279 L19 L6 $25 W8 W16 $18 U– U– U– U– U– U– 6.0
21 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1739 H– H– U– U– U– U– $16 L3 W10 D11 L7 U— 4.5
22 Andrew Boyer 12893940 1628 H— H— U— U— U— $25 U– U– U– U– U– U– 3.0
23 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1017 B— U— U— L14 W25 W24 L11 L10 L8 L18 L14 L16 3.0
24 Patrick Henry Barry 15732687 unr. H— H— U— U— L15 W23 U– U– U– U– U– U– 3.0
25 Gordon Peters 15885708 471 L9 L10 L20 L12 W23 L22 U– U– U– U– U– U–
22
Jul
16

Final Standings – Waltham Chess Club 2016 Club Championship

Fellow Waltham Chess Club Players,
 
               The 2016 Club Championship is at an end.   Thanks to all the players who participated, and congratulations to Sherif Khater for emerging as the 2016 CLUB CHAMPION.
 
               Next week starts the 2016 BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP.  24 games of Blitz in two weeks.  Positively irresistible for the Rated Blitz fiend.
 
               We hope to see you there!
 
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director
[–]
Fellow Waltham Chess Club Players,
 
               Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2016 Summer Open.  Congratulations to our winners Dave Martin, Ilya Rozonoyer, Evan Maclure, Steve Carlin, and Justin Li for picking up the prizes in our 10-Round G/45 d5.
 
               For those ready now for a quicker pace, our Blitz Championship is coming up in two weeks, 7/22 and 7/29.   Please write me if you’d like to pre-register.
 
               We’ll see you next Friday for the NOT First Friday and the conclusion of our Invitational Championship.
 
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director
 
[–]

Final Standings, Waltham Chess Club 2016 Summer Open – 07-08-2016
 
(Players with * next to their names received Daily Prizes for the wins shown in bold type)
 
#
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
David W Martin*
12877246
1648
W5
W15
D3
D7
D4
W2
W9
W12
W6
W14
8.5
1st Prize
2
Ilya Rozonoyer*
12733326
1901
W6
W4
W7
L3
H—
L1
W5
W9
W8
W10
7.5
2nd-3rd Prizes
3
Evan Maclure*
14647958
1585
W14
W12
D1
W2
W9
W4
D7
D6
H—
H—
7.5
2nd-3rd Prizes
4
Stephen E Carlin
12674473
1353
W18
L2
D5
W6
D1
L3
W12
D7
W10
L13
5.5
Under 1400
5
Justin Y Li
15826242
1028
L1
B—
D4
W8
D6
H—
L2
W18
W14
U—
5.5
Under 1400
6
Stephen Desouza
12811020
1326
L2
W14
W12
L4
D5
W18
D10
D3
L1
L17
4.5
7
Daniel Wang*
14551900
1626
W11
W8
L2
D1
H—
H—
D3
D4
U—
U—
4.5
8
Eric A Heinecke
14193718
1251
W16
L7
H—
L5
W14
D11
H—
U—
L2
W18
4.5
9
Jeffrey Hui Gao*
13790453
1248
H—
H—
W14
W11
L3
W10
L1
L2
U—
U—
4.0
10
Jeremy Li
15936418
unr.
L15
L11
B—
W18
H—
L9
D6
D14
L4
L2
3.5
11
Edward Zhu
16056606
unr.
L7
W10
W18
L9
H—
D8
H—
U—
U—
U—
3.5
12
Gordon Peters
15885708
677
B—
L3
L6
W14
H—
H—
L4
L1
U—
U—
3.0
13
Brandon Wu*
14933988
2140
H—
H—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
W18
W4
3.0
14
Andrew Zhang
16058226
unr.
L3
L6
L9
L12
L8
B—
H—
D10
L5
L1
2.0
15
Oscar Chan
15946305
1352
W10
L1
H—
H—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
2.0
16
Ames Abbot
12522524
1865
L8
W18
H—
H—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
2.0
17
Steven Winer
12549813
2445
H—
H—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
U—
W6
2.0
18
Anthony Zhang
16058232
unr.
L4
L16
L11
L10
B—
L6
H—
L5
L13
L8
1.5
 
[–]
Final Standings, Waltham CC 2016 Club Championship – 07-15-2016
 
#
Name/Rtng/ID
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd 3
Rd 4
Rd 5
1
Sherif A Khater
W 2
B 4
W 3
B 5
W 6
2227 12748218 (2271)
1.0
2.0
3.0
3.5
4.5
2
Todd S Chase
B 1
W 6
B 4
W 3
W 5
2094 12414355 (2117)
0.0
1.0
1.5
2.5
3
Edward Astrachan
W 6
W 5
B 1
B 2
W 4IMG_1355 IMG_1356 IMG_1357 IMG_1358 IMG_1359 IMG_1360 IMG_1361 IMG_1363 IMG_1364 IMG_1366 IMG_1371 IMG_1385 IMG_1386 IMG_1387 IMG_1388 IMG_1389 IMG_1390 IMG_1391 IMG_1392 IMG_1454 IMG_1455 IMG_1456 IMG_1457 IMG_1458 IMG_1459 IMG_1460 IMG_1467 IMG_1468 IMG_1469 IMG_1470 IMG_1532 IMG_1533 IMG_1534 IMG_1535 IMG_1536 IMG_1537 IMG_1538 IMG_1539 IMG_1540 IMG_1541 IMG_1542 IMG_1543 IMG_1544 IMG_1572 IMG_1573 IMG_1574 IMG_1575
2025 12430870 (1649)
0.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
2.0
4
Nicholas Sterling
B 5
W 1
W 2
B 6
B 3
1739 12454027 (1708)
1.0
1.0
1.5
2.5
2.5
5
Ross Eldridge
W 4
B 3
B 6
W 1
B 2
1900 12399747 (1862)
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.0
6
Vitaliy Ryabinin
B 3
B 2
W 5
W 4
B 1
1793 14237176 (1648)
1.0
1.0
1.5
1.5
1.5
29
Jun
16

Final Standings, Fuller Craft June G/30 d5, 06-25-2016; next Fuller Craft Tournament on Sunday 8/21/16; Friends Who Like MACA Facebook Group

Fellow Chess Players,
14
Jun
16

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Scholastic June G/30 d5, 6/12/2016

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Chess Club Players,

Thanks to one and all, especially the brand-new players, who made our June G/30 d5 Scholastic tournament a really big success.   Despite our needing to start late, we still finished the tournament near our normal time of 6:30 PM, and the tournament went very smoothly.  Bringing in 31 players, this tournament set a new record for the oldest competitor on record playing in the Over Age 11 Section and winning (you can see him easily in the row of winners). Additionally, the Age 11 & Under winner had only been playing chess for a few months as of this tournament.

Much appreciation to Yuval Erlich, Courtland Booth,and Matt Kamon for helping to organize the event, and to Steve Frymer for assisting with Tournament Directing.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club

Tournament Director

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Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Scholastic June G/30 d5: Over Age 11

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Yilun Liu 15945098 1691 W10 W6 W7 W2 4.0 1st
2 Johan Mathew 15339276 740 W8 D7 W5 L1 2.5 2nd
3 Henry Booth 15854548 999 D4 L8 W6 W9 2.5 3rd
4 Ryan Silva 15996712 unr. D3 L5 W10 W7 2.5 Medal
5 Vehaan Keswani 15670742 641 H— W4 L2 W8 2.5 Medal
6 Forest Ma 15743892 651 B— L1 L3 W10 2.0
7 Andrew Gao 13976565 840 W9 D2 L1 L4 1.5
8 Lucas Harding Kamon 15697335 1012 L2 W3 D9 L5 1.5
9 Alexander Abdelal 16059318 unr. L7 W10 D8 L3 1.5
10 Holden Chalfant 15214147 839 L1 L9 L4 L6 0.0

 

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Scholastic June G/30 d5: Age Under & 11

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Benjamin Megan 15971555 685 W16 W5 W3 W2 4.0 1st
2 Isaac Rui Liang 15482336 784 W8 W9 W4 L1 3.0 2nd
3 Saanvi Sai Tiruveedhula 15087552 836 W11 W18 L1 W7 3.0 3rd
4 Jacob K Snell 15597803 800 W12 W6 L2 W9 3.0 Medal
5 Agathyan Sivaharan 15780360 478 W15 L1 W10 W14 3.0 Medal
6 Ansh Yadawad 15842414 558 W10 L4 W8 W11 3.0 Medal
7 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 684 W21 W14 W18 L3 3.0 Medal
8 Kannan Chockalingam 15974163 269 L2 W13 L6 W17 2.0
9 Apollo Ethan Fung 15734862 497 W13 L2 W16 L4 2.0
10 Andrew Zhang 16058226 unr. L6 W12 L5 W19 2.0
11 Lydia Shen 15918700 434 L3 W19 W17 L6 2.0
12 John Fullerton 15748710 383 L4 L10 W19 W15 2.0
13 Anthony Zhang 16058232 unr. L9 L8 W20 W16 2.0
14 Arhan Kalra 15410348 469 W17 L7 D15 L5 1.5
15 Justin Sun 16068642 unr. L5 W20 D14 L12 1.5
16 Suhavi Sai Tiruveedhula 15634225 135 L1 B— L9 L13 1.0
17 Manas Erramilli 16068354 unr. L14 W21 L11 L8 1.0
18 Danish Usmani 15456167 645 W20 L3 L7 U— 1.0
19 Oliver Romanovsky 15974712 140 H— L11 L12 L10 0.5
20 Ethan Zheng 16067090 unr. L18 L15 L13 U— 0.0
21 Sophia Tatar 16062580 unr. L7 L17 U— U— 0.0

 

14
Jun
16

Fuller Craft Chess Club: 3-Round G/30 d5 QUAD, USCF-Rated, 6/25/2016, 12:00-4:00 PM

USCF-Rated Chess Tournament
Fuller Craft Chess Club
Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Summer Chess Tournament
at Fuller Craft Museum

Saturday, June 25, 2016
12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Calling all chess players! ESPECIALLY NEW PLAYERS!  Join us for an
afternoon of strategy, intellect, and fun
– a Chess Tournament at Fuller Craft
Museum. Beginner, intermediate, and
advanced players are all invited to four
rounds of chess playing officiated by
Tournament Director Nicholas P. Sterling,
Ph.D., NESA, USCF Chess Tournament
Director. Come simply to observe or play to win! The registration fee (players and observers) is the cost of admission to the Fuller Craft Museum.

10:45 am – 11:45 am Registration

U.S. Chess Federation Membership is NOT
required for registration, but may be required for play

12:00 – 4:00 pm 3 Rounds of Chess. Everyone plays all 3 rounds.
PIZZA will be ordered!  We ask for a $10 donation to defray the cost.

A prize will be awarded to the top player
in each section.Register online or call
508.588.6000. Pre-registered players
should check in by 10:45 am.




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