New additions! Two rated sections one for U1000 players and one for 1000+ players. Only 4 rounds for rated players at 1.5 hour games instead of an hour. Also rated sections will be under 1000 and above 1000. Lots of trophies and prizes as always! Other sections will be split up based on attendance.
Tournaments will be located at T and R Paul Academy 4512 Mcmurry drive Fort Collins Colorado.
We are back at T and R Paul Academy for our Summer series. We had a great showing of about 60 students for our first tournament. This was the first time we have tried 1.5 hour rounds for the rated section. It really helped the players with the extra time and brought up some great fights!
The standings for the tournament will be coming soon! If your in the rated section you can look up your new rating and the standings at: USchess.org
The chessmates last tournament of the series the Kings gambit went off with a bang. 163 participants took over the 7 sections. Their was prizes for individuals, teams and for series winners. Pictures of the event are below with standings and more!
This years series champions who won their section for the 5 tournaments overall are: Nicholas Bekkedahl in k-1 Alexander Marsh 2nd grade, Ryan Green 3rd grade, Sami Al-Adsani 4th grade, Timothy Stephens 5th grade, Anand Vissa 6th-8th grade, and Jasom Al-adsani rated! Congrats for an awesome year these players are our chessmates champions! Good luck everyone for next Fall!
Next tournament will be the start to our Summer series and will be May 4th at TPAAK 4812 McMurry drive Fort Collins Colorado 80528.
The state tournament is for all kids k-12 grade that are United states chess federation members or rated players. The sections were k-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12 grade. It was a 6 round tournaments lasting all day February 16th and 17th to decide the best kids in the state!
Chessmates players did Fantastic including the Liberty team winning the k-3 grade team championship! Preston middle school team placed 2nd in the middle school team championship!
Our impressive individual performances were:
k-3 grade section:
Alexander marsh 4.5 points 3rd place overall!
Ryan Green 4 points tied for 4th place!
Nicholas Bekkedahl and Jack Nauman didn’t place but scored 3/6 in their first state championship.
K-6 grade section:
Suhaas Narayanan scored 5 points and placed 3rd winning on tie breaks!
Aidan Marco scored 5 points only losing to Suhaas and tied for 3rd place.
James Zheng, Lilly Wilson and Nathan Kerekes all scored 4 points and tied for 8th place in the state! Unfortunately tie breaks didn’t go their way as there was 13 players tied for 8th-21st place! The section had 62 players!
Ayden Adair scored 4 points and tied for 4th place in the state!
Benjamin Beavers scored 2.5 points in the tournament which helped him and Ayden win 2nd place for their Preston team!
Great work chessmates! Please send your pictures of the tournament if you have any!
Here are some pictures from our Queens gambit tournament! This tournament was run February 2nd 2013 to support girls chess in Colorado! We had about 50 participants in 4 age groups: k-1, 2-3 grade, 4-6 grade and 7-12 grade. Check out the top placers in each section below. The Coloradoan also stopped by and put an article in the Sunday news. Check out more pictures from the tournament on the Coloradoan website:
Here is a great game from the tournament! It is fitting that the opening is the Queens gambit. This is round 3 White: Elizabeth Thilmany from Kinard against Gillianne Jordan from Lesher.
Looking forward to seeing everyone for our Season finale on March 30th the Kings Gambit! Also check out our Summer camp page above which has our dates June 24-28 and all the info you need.
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We had an awesome turnout at our Caro Kahn tournament with over 150 students! It was a fun tournament and it was good to see teams really getting into it and having fun! Look forward to the All girls tournament February 2nd and our series finale March 30th the Kings Gambit!
Highschool champion Fossil ridge team! Bringing six players to the tournament the new Chessmates team is coming on strong!
Middle school Champions Lesher Chessmates! With their first tournament victory under their belt the Lesher vikings steal first one point ahead of the 2nd and 3rd place teams (2nd Kinard, 3rd Preston).
Elementary champions are the Ridgeview team! Playing some great chess they top the competition with flying colors! Second place is the Liberty Chessmates who have a great team with a lot of school spirit and are the Ruy Lopez tournament Champions! 3rd place is the Traut Core Knowledge team with an outstanding performance!
140 players participated at Kinard middle school December 8th, 2012 for Chessmates/PSD first team tournament of the year. The best chess of the series was played and there was some spectacular performances.
Chessmates Lesher team had 10 participants that worked hard and took 3rd place easily with 14 points!
In a very tight race Chessmates Preston team took 2nd place scoring 16 points with their 11 man team!
Chessmates Kinard team won first place in the middle school section bringing the biggest team with 12 players and getting a 17 point total! (only top 5 score).
Impressive performances included Anand Vissa going undefeated, and 4 players winning 3/5 rounds: Alex , Xinxin, Lesley-Ann and Gabriel.
The elementary section seemed even more competitive since it comprised of 5 different sections: K-1, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and k-5 rated students and had 16 teams competing for 1st-3rd place!
The Traut team had a great tournament as their 11 players scored 18 points and placed third in the elementary division!
The Ridgeview team was 2nd place with 19.5 points! They had only 7 players which is small compared to a lot of teams behind them.
4 players on the Ridgview team won trophies: Jack Nauman, Ryan Mantey, Suhaas Narayanan and Timothy Stephens.
Winning first place in the elementary division was the Liberty Chessmates team! This team did extraordinary with 4 players going undefeated : Ryan Green, David Gao, Lilly Wilson, and Alexander Marsh. Their 14 players walked away with 23.5 points out of a possible 25.