Here is a link to the full results: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201411158752-14362114
Congrats to Our Ruy Lopez Chessmates tournament winners!!!!
Hello and welcome to Chess Mates | Fort Collins | Colorado | Chess Club.
3909 Main St, Timnath, CO 80547
Check out all the info on the attached flier.Chessmates-PSD tournaments 2014-2015
Started off the year with our biggest first tournament ever 120 rated chess players took to the boards and we had some great performances!
Check out the pictures more action shots next time:
Here is the link to the whole tournaments results: United states chess federation results
Looking forward to our next tournament November 15 register above!!!
Rated 1000+ 1st place Anand Vissa 4.5/5 points!
2nd place Lilly Wilson 4/5 points!
3rd place James Zheng 3/5 points!
Rated 800-1000 1st place XinXin Liu undefeated!
2nd place Mathew Grumm 4/5!
3rd place Carson Bellamy 3/5!
Rated 600-800 1st place Luke Namesnik 4/5!
2nd place Henry Cafaro 4/5
3rd place Jesse Hayward 3/5
“Always be one move ahead”
You can see standings for rated sections here:
Also in the unrated section results:
Om Rajasekharan undefeated 5.0!
2nd are 3rd place Ethan Ko 4.0 Adrian Palmer 4.o points
Great job everyone! Were looking forward to our last Summer tournament coming up in middle of August make sure and register for that below and keep practicing!
Chess Mates Team Goes to Nationals!
The k-6 nationals were held in Dallas Texas May 9th through 11th, 2014. The event is a massive tournament with well over 2000 competitors. Every competitor hopes to finish the tournament with a much coveted trophy, given only to 20 or 25 players in sections of 350+. Out of the 8 players from Colorado who attended, 7 of them were Chess Mates. The seven bright students were: Suhaas Narayanan from Kinard Middle School, Lilly Wilson from Liberty Common School, Ryan Green from Liberty Common School, Aidan Marco from Lesher Middle School, Pristine Cyril from TPAAK charter school, Nicholas Bekkedahl homeschooler, Alexander Marsh homeschooler, and Sam Marsh homeschooler.
Each student prepares months in advance for this tournament, taking weekly lessons, going to chess club, and preparing their openings, middle games and end games for the battle ahead. The night before the tournament two students Lilly and Suhaas and their father’s Stephen and Ravi were at the airport ready to board the plane and about 7pm the night before the tournament when they were told their flight was canceled due to bad weather and all other flights were booked!! Most families would have gone home disappointed since after all that, the trip was off and the hard work must be used next year. Parents must already pay for plane tickets, registrations, lessons, hotel rooms, and many other expenses but Ravi and Stephen are no normal parents! They rented a car and drove 14 hours through the night to arrive in Dallas just a couple hours before the 1st round! Finally, with the whole team in Dallas, ready to go we prepare for round 1:
The tournament is 7 rounds with many games going up to the max of 4 hours long. Here is the tournament room full with competitors:
Each player wrote down the moves of their games and afterwards we went over the games looking for ways to improve their play and get ready for the next round. Many of the Chess Mates players had remarkable scores in the tournament and Suhaas played well enough to earn a trophy making him a national placer in the 4-6th grade championship section!
Players are already looking forward to the k-6 nationals in Tennessee next year and the middle school nationals in San Diego! Thanks to the great people who put on the Nationals Tournament, the great parents that support their participants, and the players who put their hearts in the game for the whole tournament, from their proud coach Zachary Bekkedahl who is looking forward to many more Nationals. May you always think one move ahead of your opponents’.
Our last tournament of the school year turned out to be a great success! We had 165 participants! Thankyou to everyone who attended! 35 students were able to play in the entire series and were honored with the “Lasker Achievement Award”. Both the series and individual tournament had several noted accomplishments.
Congratulations to Fossil Ridge High School for winning the tournament with 14.5 points! They will be attending the State Team Championship in May.
Congratulations to Kinard Middle School with 23.5 points! Well done!
Congratulations also to, Ridgeview Elementary School, which finished with 19 points!
k-1: Tyler Thieszen
2nd grade: Allen MacFarland
3rd grade: Traegon Hand
4th grade: Griffin Mcconnell
5th grade: Zachary Contreras
6th grade: Julian Brodsky
7th grade: Guangxin Liu
8th grade: William Hu
High School: Magnus Chun
Rated 800-1,000: Jack Nauman
Overall Series Champions:Rated Section: Suhaas Narayanan
k-1: Thomas Kaduk 25 points
2nd grade: Pristine Cyril 29 points
3rd grade: Rahul Ghosh 25 points
4th grade: Matthew Grumm 27 points
5th grade: Curtis Chun 28 points
6th grade: Kenny Hotra 14.5 points
7th grade: Eric Fukumoto 26 points
8th grade: Robert Macfarland 17.5 points
High School: Alex Gibson 16.5
Rated: Anand Vissa 20 points
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