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18
Oct
18

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

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Chess players,



For our inaugural 2018-2019 Scholastic tournament at our new location of Concord-Carlisle High School, we successfully fielded a squad of 33 players. This high number of players was enough to allow us to field an unplanned separate Section: U400. All qualifying players were given the option to transfer into this new Section, and eight chose to help create it.

The new location presented a few challenges with both space and timing, but overall appeared to work very well. It was an attractive site with plenty of space nearby the playing room both inside and outside the library.

Four of my students from Newton Community Education chess classes – Toby Harrison, Jacob Rubin, Max Zuckernik, and Erik Shin – were among the players, and Toby won first prize. I am pleased that NCE was so amply represented.

The final Standings are below my signature.  Photos are on the Bay State Chess Kings Facebook Group page, which I hope all of you will join.

Winners:

Over Age 11:

1st Place: Ryan Sun
2nd Place: Leonard Sweeney-Barrett
3rd Place: Holden Chalfant
Medal: Kaustubh Kislay

Age 11 & Under;

1st Place: Tobias Harrison
2nd Place: Annabel Kohler
3rd Place: Sabrina Li
Medals: Milan Castellino, Sarayu Mudundi

Under 400:

1st Place: Mathew Jacob
2nd Place: Malin Kuo
3rd Place: Eilam Kuo
Medal: Alexander Skulte

We appreciate everyone’s support as we transferred our operations to the School, and we look forward to future Concord-Carlisle Tournaments.

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

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Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5, 10-14-2018: > Age 11

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Ryan Sun 16379802 1064 1070 L6 W4 W8 W7 3.0 1st
2 Leonard Sweeney-barrett 15478612 1297 1286 W8 L3 W7 W5 3.0 2nd
3 Holden Chalfant 15214147 1188 1194 W7 W2 L5 W9 3.0 3rd
4 Kaustubh Kislay 16312814 486 544 B— L1 W9 W8 3.0 Medal
5 Arnaud Kohler 16414296 1158 1164 W9 L6 W3 L2 2.0
6 Henry Booth 15854548 1571 1575 W1 W5 U— U— 2.0
7 Max Zuckernik 15879444 590 584 L3 B— L2 L1 1.0
8 Kyle Sun 16664838 653 612 L2 W9 L1 L4 1.0
9 Erik Shin 16806873 unr. 150 L5 L8 L4 L3 0.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5, 10-14-2018: <= Age 11

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Tobias Harrison 16575008 783 821 W13 D2 W8 W3 3.5 1st
2 Annabel Kohler 16414281 519 739 W16 D1 W6 W7 3.5 2nd
3 Sabrina Li 16288876 634 673 W5 W14 W4 L1 3.0 3rd
4 Milan Castelino 16516902 597 663 W15 W7 L3 W8 3.0 Medal
5 Sarayu Mudundi 16573463 338 498 L3 B— W9 W10 3.0 Medal
6 Jacob Elie Rubin 16669348 346 400 H— B— L2 W12 2.5
7 Shouri Rao Mosaliganti 16646805 774 732 W10 L4 W11 L2 2.0
8 Kaiya Bridgit Smits 16486827 383 511 W12 W9 L1 L4 2.0
9 Alden Kuo 16146628 697 645 W11 L8 L5 W13 2.0
10 Emilia Shen 16378327 572 559 L7 W16 W14 L5 2.0
11 Austin Fischl 16734328 519 521 L9 W13 L7 W14 2.0
12 Emil Cosic 16709352 658 552 L8 D15 B— L6 1.5
13 Teo Beckwith 16645048 585 525 L1 L11 W15 L9 1.0
14 Varun Prasanna Kumar 16768432 163 146 B— L3 L10 L11 1.0
15 Max Currie 16813053 unr. 306 L4 D12 L13 U— 0.5
16 Ariel Zhou 16371696 729 663 L2 L10 U— U— 0.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5, 10-14-2018: U400

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Mathew Jacob 16815573 unr. 535 D2 W7 W3 W5 3.5 1st
2 Malin Xian Kuo 16398357 251 382 D1 W5 W6 W7 3.5 2nd
3 Eilam Hao Kuo 16398651 313 262 L5 B— L1 W6 2.0 3rd
4 Alexander Nicholas Skulte 15503548 263 307 W7 W6 U— U— 2.0 Medal
5 Ashika Negi 16748878 105 138 W3 L2 D7 L1 1.5
6 Yukti Avala 16540421 179 143 W8 L4 L2 L3 1.0
7 Elan Davenport 16803831: unr. 100 L4 L1 D5 L2 0.5
8 Owen Root 16816068 unr. 100 L6 U— U— U— 0.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Scholastic October G/30 d5, 10-14-2018: Side Games

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize
1 Kaustubh Kislay 16312814 486 495 W7 U— 1.0
2 Sarayu Mudundi 16573463 338 370 U— W6 1.0
3 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1834 1835 W5 U— 1.0
4 Max Zuckernik 15879444 590 603 U— W5 1.0
5 Jacob Elie Rubin 16669348 346 332 L3 L4 0.0
6 Eilam Hao Kuo 16398651 313 281 U— L2 0.0
7 Varun Prasanna Kumar 16768432 163 152 L1 U— 0.0

 

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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

 

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.
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

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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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