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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
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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.
29
Mar
18

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle March Scholastic G/30 d5 – 03-25-2018

Fellow Concord-Carlisle Chess Club players,

                Tremendous gratitude and appreciation to the 44 players who turned out in record numbers at the Concod-Carlisle March Scholastic G/30 d5. Even after getting ten tables ready with twenty boards, we had to add two more! (A good problem to have.) Special thanks to Matt Kamon for all his help with organization and especially ordering in the late afternoon pizza. Our combined efforts in marketing evidently paid off big-time.

                I would like to acknowledge one player, Kaiya Smits, one of the Medalists in the Age 11 & Under Section. She will be playing in the Mass. Girls Championship at Boylston Chess Club this coming Sunday 4/1/18. We are glad she played and wish her the best of luck in the Girls Championship.

Winners:

Over Age 11:

1st Place: Henry Booth

2nd Place: Ashot Melkonyan

3rd Place: Lucas Kamon

Age 11 & Under:

1st Place: Sritan Devineni

2nd Place: Holden Chalfant

3rd Place: Franklin Lewis

Medalists: Frank Yun Xu, Kaiya Bridgit Smits,Sriaditya Vaddadi, Justin Lang Sun, Joshua Lee

                Everyone please mark down 6/10/18, when it will be nice warm weather at the beginning of summer, for our final Concord-Carlisle Scholastic of the season.

                Let’s make it even bigger than this one! See you over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Concord-Carlisle Chess Club

USCF Chess Tournament Director

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Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Scholastic G/30 d5, Over Age 11 – 03-25-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Henry Booth 15854548 1554 W6 W9 W2 W4 4.0 1st
2 Ashot Melkonyan 16679716 unr. W5 W3 L1 W7 3.0 2nd-3rd
3 Lucas Kamon 15697335 1308 W10 L2 W4 W5 3.0 2nd-3rd
4 Edward Guo 15982801 1346 W11 W7 L3 L1 2.0
5 Anthony German 16403756 846 L2 W10 W8 L3 2.0
6 Jacob Snell 15597803 815 L1 L8 W12 W9 2.0
7 Irith Midha 15772883 857 W12 L4 W9 L2 2.0
8 Ajinkya Dhamdhere 16341262 619 L9 W6 L5 W11 2.0
9 Alexander C Tran 15962546 1016 W8 L1 L7 L6 1.0
10 Kyle Sun 16664838 712 L3 L5 L11 W12 1.0
11 Antonio Feng 16486682 738 L4 L12 W10 L8 1.0
12 Aran Chakraborty 15601047 105 L7 W11 L6 L10 1.0

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle Scholastic G/30 d5, Age 11 & Under – 03-25-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Sritan Devineni 15586296 1137 W5 W11 W4 W3 4.0 1st
2 Holden Chalfant 15214147 927 W18 W6 D9 W10 3.5 2nd
3 Franklin Lewis 15922026 1029 W23 W19 W7 L1 3.0 3rd
4 Frank Yun Xu 16493803 797 W25 W15 L1 W19 3.0 Medal
5 Kaiya Bridgit Smits 16486827 368 L1 W24 W17 W16 3.0 Medal
6 Sriaditya Vaddadi 16468162 525 W24 L2 W14 W20 3.0 Medal
7 Justin Lang Sun 16068642 716 W30 W14 L3 W15 3.0 Medal
8 Joshua Lee 16260353 854 L14 W26 W13 W9 3.0 Medal
9 Aditya Phadnis 16173221 624 W29 W17 D2 L8 2.5
10 Ansh Jeslani 16438780 428 W31 W16 D12 L2 2.5
11 Teo Beckwith 16645048 632 W26 L1 W23 D12 2.5
12 Kadhir Venkat Vallatharasu 16467613 454 D13 W27 D10 D11 2.5
13 Christopher Morrow 16675892 unr. D12 W28 L8 W23 2.5
14 Sarayu Mudundi 16573463 225 W8 L7 L6 W27 2.0
15 Shouri Rao Mosaliganti 16646805 478 W21 L4 W30 L7 2.0
16 Samuel Makarian 16069410 695 W22 L10 W18 L5 2.0
17 Daniel Guo 16683033 unr. W20 L9 L5 W28 2.0
18 Ryana Riaz 16542998 258 L2 W21 L16 W24 2.0
19 Rayhan Riaz 16543002 481 W32 L3 W25 L4 2.0
20 Bohdan Asanov 15993032 427 L17 W22 W27 L6 2.0
21 Ruihan Cao 16677580 unr. L15 L18 W29 W25 2.0
22 Kendra K Snell 16100705 141 L16 L20 D28 W26 1.5
23 Thomas Sun Zhang 16025268 285 L3 W29 L11 L13 1.0
24 Noah Chan 16631651 unr. L6 L5 W31 L18 1.0
25 Yukti Avala 16540421 184 L4 W31 L19 L21 1.0
26 Srivalli Kuragayala 16571005 106 L11 L8 W32 L22 1.0
27 Aiden Lee 16572914 104 B— L12 L20 L14 1.0
28 August David Lee-kovach 15953317 626 H— L13 D22 L17 1.0
29 Srutika Kuragayala 16645033 unr. L9 L23 L21 W32 1.0
30 Matthew Fitzgibbon 16233415 178 L7 W32 L15 U— 1.0
31 Jacob Rubin 16669348 unr. L10 L25 L24 B— 1.0
32 Quinn Scofield 16675535 unr. L19 L30 L26 L29 0.0

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic G/30 d5: Side Games

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize
1 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1823 U— W4 1.0
2 August David Lee-kovach 15953317 626 W3 U— 1.0
3 Aiden Lee 16572914 104 L2 U— 0.0
4 Jacob Rubin 16669348 unr. U— L1 0.0

 

14
Mar
18

Concord-Carlisle Scholastic March G/30 d5, Sunday 3/25/2018

  Concord-Carlisle Scholastic March G/30 d5

at Harvey Wheeler Community Center
Sunday, March 25, 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 3/22/2018 ($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.
17
Feb
18

Final Standings: Waltham FREE WILD CARD #47, 02-16-2018

Fellow Waltham Chess Club players,
First, the 2018 Amateur Team East is in progress as I write this, and one Team has Denys Shmelov, Robert King, Todd Chase, Matt Phelps, a second Team has Jerry Li, Alan Song, Alex Yu, and Bernie Xu. There are several other MA Teams. Good luck to all of them.
And at Waltham CC, I’m very happy to get back into high attendance for our Wild Cards. Also, this was the first blitz Wild Card in quite a while, and I had forgotten how strange G/4 d2 feels in comparison to G/5 d0.
.
Winners (hypothetical, without actual prizes):
1st Place: Joseph Perl
2nd Place: Anand Nair
3rd Place: Yuriy Zhaurov
U1800: Ross Eldridge
Yuriy and Ross were tied.
Next week we have real Rated Blitz. See you again over the board.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director

Final Standings: Waltham FREE WILD CARD #47, 02-16-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Joseph Perl 12595285 2060 B— $12 $10 $5 $2 9.0  1st
2 Anand Nair 15223527 1889 $16 $3 W5 $8 L1 7.0  2nd
3 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1944 $15 L2 W6 D10 $12 5.5 3rd (tied)
4 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1745 W12 #17 W8 $13 U— 5.5  3rd (tied); U1800
5 Alan Song 15418978 1904 $13 $6 W2 L1 U— 5.0
6 Emigdio Niquet 14202096 1713 $14 L5 W3 W12 W8 5.0
7 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1731 U— $9 W15 U— $13 5.0
8 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1900 #9 W10 W4 L2 W6 4.5
9 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1270 D8 L7 D12 #14 $16 4.5
10 Carl A Stutz 10249198 1945 #17 W8 L1 #3 U— 4.0
11 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1018 B— U— U— W16 $14 4.0
12 Prachi Dayal 16442640 unr. W4 L1 #9 W6 L3 3.5
13 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1386 L5 #14 $17 L4 L7 3.5
14 Alexander C Tran 15962546 unr. L6 D13 $16 D9 L11 3.0
15 David W Martin 12877246 1557 L3 $16 W7 U— U— 3.0
16 Derek Min 16567323 608 L2 L15 L14 W11 L9 1.0
17 Paul Sciaraffa 12297410 1709 D10 D4 L13 U— U— 1.0
18
Nov
17

Final Standings, Concord-Carlisle SCS 2017-2018, 11-18-2017

Fellow SCS Chess Players,

After a disappointing turnout at my first SCS event back in September, I’m pleased beyond measure to have rebounded so abundantly, with 25 players participating, at the Concord-Carlisle SCS. Although it was tight for the 14U Section, we eked out enough to get three separate Sections. I’m especially happy to report that this is the best attended Club SCS so far in the 2017-2018 season.

Isaac Gordon in 11U and Alexander Tran in 8U both extended their massive SCS Point leads. They may be virtually unstoppable at this point.

Winners:

14U

1st – Henry Booth
2nd – Ian Van Hulle
3rd – Lucas Kamon

11U

1st – Holden Chalfant
2nd – Sritan Devineni
3rd – Isaac Gordon

8U

1st – Alexander Tran
2nd – Rami Klemencic
3rd – Justin Sun

Our next two tournaments are in 2018: Sundays 3/25 and 6/10. And I am directing the two remaining Club SCS at Boylston CF on Sunday 1/21/2018 and at Chess Empire Kids in Wakefield on Sunday 2/25/2018.

See you all soon over the board. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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

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Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 14 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Henry Booth 15854548 1294 D2 W3 W4 W5 3.5 1st
2 Ian Van Hulle 15170895 1216 D1 W4 W5 B— 3.5 2nd
3 Lucas Kamon 15697335 1232 W5 L1 B— W4 3.0 3rd
4 Manas Erramilli 16068354 352 B— L2 L1 L3 1.0
5 Kenneth Wan 16494153 unr. L3 B— L2 L1 1.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 11 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Holden Chalfant 15214147 993 W5 W2 L3 W6 3.0 1st
2 Sritan Devineni 15586296 1062 W8 L1 W6 W4 3.0 2nd
3 Isaac Gordon 15190993 1240 W7 W4 W1 U— 3.0 3rd
4 Andrew Fang 16423132 946 W6 L3 W5 L2 2.0
5 Oliver Romanovsky 15974712 634 L1 W8 L4 W7 2.0
6 Irith Midha 15772883 601 L4 W7 L2 L1 1.0
7 Michael Jeffrey Eberle 16410397 684 L3 L6 W8 L5 1.0
8 Aditya Sameer Phadnis 16173221 665 L2 L5 L7 B— 1.0

Final Standings. Concord-Carlisle Spiegel Cup Series: 8 & Under, 11-18-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Alexander Benjamin Cho Tran 15962546 709 D9 W5 W4 W2 3.5 1st
2 Rami Rouayheb Klemencic 16261864 638 W10 W7 W3 L1 3.0 2nd
3 Justin Lang Sun 16068642 544 W8 W6 L2 W7 3.0 3rd
4 Agathyan Sivaharan 15780360 552 D5 W9 L1 W6 2.5
5 Gideon Borisy 16504103 unr. D4 L1 W9 W11 2.5
6 Ansh Jeslani 16438780 458 W11 L3 W8 L4 2.0
7 Steven Ziang Feng 16388220 465 W12 L2 W10 L3 2.0
8 Milan Castelino 16516902 unr. L3 W11 L6 W10 2.0
9 Jonathan Newland 16323018 447 D1 L4 L5 W12 1.5
10 Ariel Zhou 16371696 217 L2 W12 L7 L8 1.0
11 Aaron Huang 15207251 842 L6 L8 W12 L5 1.0
12 Matthew Fitzgibbon 16233415 unr. L7 L10 L11 L9 0.0

 




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