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:


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


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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