Monday, December 28, 2015

January 2016 Peninsula Chess League Tournament

The next Peninsula Chess League tournament will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016.  This a team-oriented event open to grade K-8 kids who live in the San Francisco Peninsula.

This will be an individual Swiss tournament with 6 sections, but trophies will be awarded based on team performance.

Summary

  • Date:  Friday, January 29, 2016
  • Time:  6:30-9:00pm
  • Location:  Belmont Public Library
  • Pre-registration is required (http://januarypcl.eventbrite.com/).
  • There will be 6 sections:
    • USCF advanced section (approx rating 800-1200)
    • USCF intermediate section (approx rating 400-800)
    • USCF beginner section (approx rated under 400)
    • Unrated intermediate
    • Unrated beginner 1 (grades 3-5)
    • Unrated beginner 2 (grades K-2)
  • Each section will have about 15 players.
  • All games in the USCF sections will be USCF Quick-Rated.
  • Time control for USCF sections:  G/15; d2 (game in 15 minutes with a 2 second delay)
  • Time control for unrated sections:  G/17 (no delay)
  • Each player will play 3 games.
  • Individual Swiss format, except players are guaranteed not to play against other players from their school.
  • Round times:  6:45pm, 7:25pm, 8:10pm.  Trophies:  8:50pm
  • Players must play for the school they currently attend, except 5th graders (and below) may play for their elementary school alma mater
  • 6th graders and above must play in either the unrated intermediate section, or one of the USCF rated sections.
  • Trophies will mainly be distributed based on team performance.  Limited individual trophies will be available.  See below for details.
  • Your team has a better chance of winning trophies if your team has more players, so encourage your classmates to register.

Team Scoring

Scoring subject to change based on number of sections, but scoring will be something like this for team trophy purposes:
  • USCF advanced section:  42 points per win (21 points per draw).  Expected rating range for section:  800 - 1200 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • USCF intermediate section:  38 points per win.  Expected rating range for section:  400-800 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • USCF beginner section:  34 points per win.  Expected rating range for section:  under 400 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • Unrated Intermediate:  30 points per win
  • Unrated Beginner 1:  26 points per win
  • Unrated Beginner 2:  22 points per win
  • USCF members must play in USCF section.
  • Non-members may play in unrated sections, or become members to play in USCF rated sections.  Sign up for USCF membership here (memberships start at $17 per year).
  • Unrated USCF members may play in either USCF section (player's choice).
  • Rated USCF members may not play below their section, but can optionally play in a higher section even if they are lower-rated.  Exception:  provisionally-rated USCF members may be placed in lower rated section at TD's discretion.
  • The latest USCF Quick Ratings will be used for section and pairing purposes.

Trophies

Team scores are based on the combined scores of the top players on that team.  Trophies awarded:
  • Best Super team (6 players)
  • Best Large team (5 players)
  • Best Standard team (4 players)
  • Best Small team (3 players)
  • Best Mini team (2 players)
  • To qualify for a team trophy, a team *must* have at least the required number of players.
  • Only the top scoring players on the team get a trophy (i.e., for a standard team, only the top 4 get trophies; ties broken by tie-breaks).
  • A team cannot win more than 1 trophy.  e.g., a team winning the Large team trophy is disallowed from winning the Standard team trophy.
  • There will be trophies for individual players with perfect 3.0 scores, but only to those who didn't already win a team trophy (an individual can't win two trophies).
Example:  Team A has 6 players, with point totals of 126, 102, 85, 75, 66, and 55, so their 6-player total is 509 and 5-player total is 454.  Team B has 6 players, with point totals of 105, 102, 90, 60, 45, 34, so their 6-player total is 436, and 5-player total is 402.  Then Team A wins the 6-player team trophies, and Team B wins the 5-player team trophies (since their 5-player total is best of the remaining teams).

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Advantage Chess Girls Chess Tournament

Advantage Chess is hosting a free quad tournament for girls (time control G/30) at the Belmont Library on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016.

Information and sign up here:

Advantage Chess Girls Chess Tournament

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 2015 PCL Results

The December 2015 Peninsula Chess League tournamnt was held on Friday, December 4th, 2015.  This was a 3-round event, time control G/15; d2 for the USCF sections, and G/17 for the unrated sections.  The tournament was run as an individual swiss tournament with 6 sections (3 USCF-rated, 3 unrated).  80 kids from 21 different schools participated.

Here is the USCF Rating Report.

Winning teams:

1st Place, Super Team (6 players):  Brittan Acres
1st Place, Large Team (5 players):  Brewer Island
1st Place, Standard Team (4 players):  Fox
1st Place, Small Team (3 players):  Bowditch Middle
1st Place, Mini Team (2 players):  Tierra Linda

This is Brittan Acres' second Super Team title in four competitions.  This was the first time Bowditch or Tierra Linda won team trophies.  Tierra Linda set a new mini-team record with 240 points (out of a possible 252), beating the old record of 198 set by Woodland in October.

Here are the final team standings (winners in bold):

Team Size 6 Standings
SchoolPoints
Brittan Acres446
Fox392
Brewer Island392
Foster City Elementary344


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Brittan AcresCollin LiouSection 12.084
Brittan AcresAlexander CottrellSection 12.084
Brittan AcresZachary TysonSection 22.076
Brittan AcresNicholas CottrellSection 22.076
Brittan AcresTate RowellSection 63.066
Brittan AcresAkash DevalcheruvuSection 42.060
Brittan AcresAnderson BarrileSection 62.555
Brittan AcresWilliam GuhrSection 52.052
Brittan AcresClark EttingerSection 62.044
Brittan AcresJacob WallaceSection 61.533
Brittan AcresJason KothariSection 41.030
Brittan AcresCairo PadillaSection 61.022
Brittan AcresAllison WangSection 50.513


Team Size 5 Standings
SchoolPoints
Brittan Acres386
Brewer Island350
Fox335
Foster City Elementary306
College Park263


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Brewer IslandBryant MaSection 12.5105
Brewer IslandAbhijith AravindSection 43.090
Brewer IslandVishal DandamudiSection 52.052
Brewer IslandAnkit MuppalaSection 52.052
Brewer IslandTrisha SabadraSection 31.551
Brewer IslandAndrew MaSection 11.042
Brewer IslandSumedha ChikkerurSection 51.539
Brewer IslandAkshita BishtSection 51.539
Brewer IslandNeeharika KumarSection 31.034
Brewer IslandGiovanni ChoySection 51.026
Brewer IslandShrisha DandamudiSection 61.022
Brewer IslandArush BishtSection 40.00


Team Size 4 Standings
SchoolPoints
Brittan Acres320
Brewer Island299
Fox275
Foster City Elementary267
College Park224
Bayside182
Nesbit173
Baywood96


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
FoxVikram ValameSection 22.076
FoxMikael ChengSection 32.068
FoxDerek SuitsSection 32.068
FoxEvan LeongSection 11.563
FoxSkyler PetersonSection 42.060
FoxAvirral AgarwalSection 21.557
FoxErik LeongSection 31.551
FoxRussell KimSection 21.038
FoxJacob YuryevSection 21.038
FoxJared GongSection 21.038
FoxEthan LiSection 31.034
FoxAustin LiSection 20.00


Team Size 3 Standings
SchoolPoints
Brewer Island247
Brittan Acres244
Bowditch Middle234
Foster City Elementary225
Fox212
College Park180
Nesbit162
Bayside152
Baywood96


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Bowditch MiddleVedant YerolkarSection 33.0102
Bowditch MiddleZion AbrahamSection 33.0102
Bowditch MiddleParth KhannaSection 41.030


Team Size 2 Standings
SchoolPoints
Tierra Linda240
Bowditch Middle204
Brewer Island195
Foster City Elementary173
Brittan Acres168
Fox144
Nesbit128
College Park120
Bayside118
Baywood77
Woodland76
Ralston Middle42


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Tierra LindaAdam ZweigerSection 13.0126
Tierra LindaAlan FinkelsteinSection 23.0114


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Ralston MiddleNathan GongSection 11.042
Ralston MiddleAidan LiSection 10.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
NesbitRaj KeswaniSection 12.084
NesbitKian BaheriSection 62.044
NesbitTobias SinSection 31.034
NesbitWhitman Bozarth-GretemanSection 60.511


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Central MiddleKeenan LiouSection 12.084


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
LaurelElliott ReganSection 11.042


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
BaysideTristan LiuSection 22.076
BaysideRohan KumarSection 11.042
BaysideSejong WilliamsonSection 31.034
BaysideAaron KangSection 41.030


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Peninsula Liberty AcademyEthan CartagenaSection 11.563


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Foster City ElementaryAlbert ZhengSection 12.5105
Foster City ElementaryPranav KamisettySection 32.068
Foster City ElementaryKaushal NamuduriSection 52.052
Foster City ElementaryAlex JiangSection 11.042
Foster City ElementaryPranav KotamrajuSection 51.539
Foster City ElementaryZayne AbrahamSection 21.038
Foster City ElementaryNeel MondkarSection 41.030
Foster City ElementaryBhargav KotamrajuSection 61.022
Foster City ElementarySai Amrutha BolisettySection 50.513


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
WoodlandNathan BederovSection 22.076
WoodlandAdam BederovSection 10.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Kids ConnectionAnish DaraSection 20.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
SCCLCIsaia TuimavaveSection 23.0114


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
BaywoodCamden BaxterSection 62.555
BaywoodCalvin BaxterSection 61.022
BaywoodChenrui ZhangSection 20.519
BaywoodFrancois PrestaSection 30.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
HeatherVivian HarrisSection 30.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
College ParkTrent YaoSection 42.060
College ParkTrevor YaoSection 42.060
College ParkAyman Ahmed KhanSection 42.060
College ParkDylan ChuaSection 62.044
College ParkDesmond ChuaSection 51.539


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Notre DameMatilda KingSection 50.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
AddisonAlexander MuellerSection 53.078


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
SandpiperIshaan AradhyeSection 61.022


Individual results:


Section 1 (USCF-rated 897 - 1356)


PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Adam Zweiger897 P115Tierra LindaW11W10W83.00.03.56.09.030
2Bryant Ma10373Brewer IslandW5D3W92.50.06.05.012.012
3Albert Zheng9065Foster City ElementaryW12D2W102.50.04.55.010.012
4Raj Keswani9663NesbitW13D8D62.00.04.54.59.512
5Keenan Liou965 P256Central MiddleL2W14W112.00.04.53.08.012
6Collin Liou1003 P194Brittan AcresW15D9D42.00.03.54.58.521
7Alexander Cottrell976 P255Brittan AcresL8W13W122.00.03.53.07.012
8Ethan Cartagena1356 P97Peninsula Liberty AcademyW7D4L11.50.07.04.013.521
9Evan Leong9594FoxW14D6L21.50.05.54.010.521
10Rohan Kumar9836BaysideW16L1L31.00.05.53.011.021
11Nathan Gong9767Ralston MiddleL1W15L51.00.05.02.09.021
12Elliott Regan10054LaurelL3W16L71.00.04.52.08.012
13Alex Jiang11813Foster City ElementaryL4L7W151.00.04.01.07.512
14Andrew Ma10173Brewer IslandL9L5W161.00.03.51.07.012
15Adam Bederov8977WoodlandL6L11L130.00.04.00.07.521
16Aidan Li855 P226Ralston MiddleL10L12L140.00.03.00.06.012


Section 2 (USCF-rated 410 - 760)

PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Alan Finkelstein543 P45Tierra LindaW5W6W43.00.06.06.012.021
2Isaia Tuimavave621 P135SCCLCW13W10W33.00.03.56.08.521
3Tristan Liu568 P86BaysideW12W7L22.01.06.05.011.012
4Zachary Tyson610 P184Brittan AcresW8W11L12.00.05.55.011.512
5Vikram Valame6955FoxL1W13W102.00.04.53.09.512
6Nathan Bederov705 P222WoodlandX14L1W92.00.04.04.08.011
7Nicholas Cottrell670 P183Brittan AcresW9L3W112.0-1.04.04.010.021
8Avirral Agarwal418 P95FoxL4B-D131.50.02.52.55.511
9Russell Kim4845FoxL7W12L61.01.05.02.09.021
10Zayne Abraham4104Foster City ElementaryB-L2L51.00.05.03.09.011
11Jacob Yuryev706 P234FoxX15L4L71.00.04.03.09.011
12Jared Gong7604FoxL3L9B-1.0-1.03.01.07.011
13Chenrui Zhang443 P64BaywoodL2L5D80.50.06.50.511.512
14Austin Li513 P195FoxF6U-U-0.00.02.00.04.000
15Anish Dara550 P193Kids ConnectionF11U-U-0.00.01.00.03.000


Section 3 (USCF-rated under 390)

PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Vedant Yerolkarunrated7Bowditch MiddleX13W4W33.00.04.06.09.011
2Zion Abraham3877Bowditch MiddleW9W10W63.00.03.56.08.521
3Mikael Cheng287 P155FoxW8W5L12.01.06.05.012.021
4Derek Suits237 P84FoxW12L1W82.00.04.04.08.012
5Pranav Kamisettyunrated2Foster City ElementaryW11L3W92.0-1.04.04.08.021
6Trisha Sabadra281 P163Brewer IslandD7W11L21.50.05.53.59.512
7Erik Leong167 P91FoxD6L8W101.50.03.52.58.512
8Tobias Sin112 P93NesbitL3W7L41.00.05.52.011.521
9Ethan Li195 P244FoxL2W12L51.00.05.02.010.012
10Neeharika Kumar101 P52Brewer IslandB-L2L71.00.04.53.08.511
11Sejong Williamsonunrated6BaysideL5L6W121.00.03.51.07.512
12Francois Presta101 P54BaywoodL4L9L110.00.04.00.07.021
13Vivian Harris231 P72HeatherF1U-U-0.00.03.00.06.000

Section 4 (unrated intermediate)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Abhijith Aravind4Brewer IslandW5W4W23.00.06.06.012.021
2Trent Yao4College ParkW7W3L12.01.06.05.011.012
3Skyler Peterson3FoxW8L2W62.00.05.04.012.012
4Trevor Yao2College ParkW10L1W82.00.05.04.010.021
5Akash Devalcheruvu5Brittan AcresL1W7W112.00.04.03.07.012
6Ayman Ahmed Khan5College ParkW11X9L32.0-1.03.05.07.011
7Neel Mondkar4Foster City ElementaryL2L5W101.01.05.01.010.012
8Aaron Kang7BaysideL3B-L41.00.04.02.08.011
9Parth Khanna6Bowditch MiddleB-F6U-1.00.02.03.05.000
10Jason Kothari1Brittan AcresL4W11L71.0-1.03.02.05.021
11Arush Bisht4Brewer IslandL6L10L50.00.05.00.010.021

Section 5 (unrated beginner 3rd-5th grade)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Alexander Mueller2AddisonW10W7W33.00.04.56.010.521
2Kaushal Namuduri4Foster City ElementaryL6W4W52.02.05.53.012.521
3Vishal Dandamudi4Brewer IslandW12W6L12.00.05.05.010.012
4Ankit Muppala4Brewer IslandW9L2W112.0-1.04.04.06.012
5William Guhr3Brittan AcresB-W8L22.0-1.03.55.06.511
6Desmond Chua5College ParkW2L3D81.50.05.53.511.521
7Sumedha Chikkerur4Brewer IslandW11L1D121.50.04.03.57.521
8Akshita Bisht3Brewer IslandX13L5D61.50.03.53.58.511
9Pranav Kotamraju4Foster City ElementaryL4D11W101.50.03.52.07.012
10Giovanni Choy4Brewer IslandL1W12L91.00.05.02.08.512
11Allison Wang4Brittan AcresL7D9L40.50.05.01.09.521
12Sai Amrutha Bolisetty3Foster City ElementaryL3L10D70.50.04.50.510.512
13Matilda King5Notre DameF8U-U-0.00.01.50.03.500


Section 6 (unrated beginner K-2nd grade)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Tate Rowell2Brittan AcresW9W4W83.00.04.06.09.021
2Camden Baxter2BaywoodD3W13W52.50.05.04.511.021
3Anderson Barrile2Brittan AcresD2W10W92.50.04.54.59.512
4Dylan Chua2College ParkW6L1W112.01.06.04.011.012
5Clark Ettinger2Brittan AcresW12W8L22.00.04.55.08.521
6Kian Baheri2NesbitL4W7W102.0-1.04.53.09.512
7Jacob Wallace2Brittan AcresD13L6B-1.50.02.52.54.511
8Ishaan Aradhye2SandpiperW11L5L11.01.06.03.013.021
9Shrisha Dandamudi2Brewer IslandL1B-L31.00.05.52.010.511
10Bhargav Kotamraju2Foster City ElementaryB-L3L61.00.04.53.07.511
11Cairo Padilla2Brittan AcresL8W12L41.00.04.02.08.012
12Calvin Baxter2BaywoodL5L11W131.0-1.03.51.08.512
13Whitman Bozarth-Greteman2NesbitD7L2L120.50.05.01.58.021

Monday, November 16, 2015

2015 Baywood Tournament Results

100 players entered the 3rd annual Baywood Chess Tournament on November 15th, 2015. Here are the results. All 4 section winners were first-time winners, while last year's champions all fell just short (Trevor Yao, Collin Liou, and Ethan Cartagena all finished 2nd this time, and Keenan Liou finished 3rd).

K-1st Grade Section

#NameGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Korn, NoahKW14W13D8W12W2 4.511.513.513.544.5
2Rajaram,RohanKW6W21W4W7L1 4.01414.51446
3Loew, NicholasKL4W9W10W8W7 4.012.515.51049
4Kodige, Veevan1W3W18L2D11W12 3.51314.51145
5Roodman, Caleb1W18W22L7D6W11 3.51011.51134.5
6Newman, RyanKL2W10W14D5D9 3.013.515.58.547
7Strehlow, Grant1W21W19W5L2L3 3.012.5131237.5
8Leong, Erik1H---W20D1L3W13 3.012128.534
9Gurskis, Aeron1W11L3D16W17D6 3.011.513.5939
10Gurskis, Orion1W19L6L3W20W15 3.010.511.5830
11Ma, TylerKL9W14W15D4L5 2.58.514842.5
12Lee, Ryan1D15W17W13L1L4 2.57.5149.544
13Chow, Remy1W22L1L12W16L8 2.0913.5741
14Glenn, Dylan1D1L11L6W19D16 2.08.513538
15Hurst-beaumont, William1D12D16L11W18L10 2.08.511.56.535.5
16Oh, Teddy1D17D15D9L13D14 2.08116.533.5
17Jing, JoshuaKD16L12W20L9D18 2.07.510.5632
18Harris, Nathan1L5L4W21L15D17 1.5811.53.535.5
19Choslovsky, SamKL10L7D22L14B--- 1.56.59.51.527.5
20Gregory, Spencer1H---L8L17L10W21 1.55.58.5324
21Harris, Liam1L7L2L18B---L20 1.0610133
22Freedman, Jonny1L13L5D19H---U--- 1.036.5219.5


2nd-3rd Grade Section

#NameGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Rajaram, Anika2W24W7W9W11W2 5.013.515.51550.5
2Yao, Trevor2W14W18W10W12L1 4.01416.51451.5
3Cottrell, Nicholas3W19L9W24W13W12 4.011131142
4Keswani, Raj3W35W22L11W17W10 4.010.5121239.5
5Yang, Vian2L10W31W25W9W16 4.010.5111038
6Kumar,Manya3W26L12W19W21W11 4.010121140
7Kodige, Samay3W20L1D8W29W17 3.51314.59.544.5
8Kamisetty, Pranav2L9W26D7W18W22 3.511138.536
9Peterson, Skyler3W8W3L1L5W20 3.016.518.51049.5
10Dara, Anish3W5W13L2W23L4 3.015171153.5
11Fu, Joshua 3W30W25W4L1L6 3.015161248
12Roodman,Jonas3W31W6W16L2L3 3.014.5151247
13Lenhard, Jamie3W15L10W30L3W21 3.01213941
14Chu, Christopher3L2W20L15W31W23 3.01111.5737.5
15Mittal, Nachiket2L13W35W14L16W19 3.010.512831
16Nelson, Christopher3W21D23L12W15L5 2.5814945.5
17Leggetter, Jack2D18W28W29L4L7 2.5813.59.539
18Paz, Aydin3D17L2W28L8W29 2.5813.56.543
19Baheri, Kian2L3W32L6W27L15 2.01014636.5
20Hyman, Adam2L7L14W26W25L9 2.01013.5535.5
21Srivastav, Revaant2L16W27W22L6L13 2.09.513.5740
22Fama, Measure3W34L4L21W24L8 2.0812734
23Chua, Dylan2W27D16H---L10L14 2.07.510.5831
24Schwarzkopf, Naveen3L1W34L3L22W31 2.0712536.5
25Crusick, Logan3W32L11L5L20W30 2.0711633.5
26Baxter, Camden2L6L8L20W34W33 2.0711329.5
27Kostrub, Rhodes3L23L21W33L19W32 2.068427.5
28Chun, Aaron3D29L17L18D30W34 2.05.584.528
29Nguyen, Brayden2D28W33L17L7L18 1.5811.56.533.5
30Wilcox, Charlie2L11B---L13D28L25 1.5710431.5
31Baxter, Calvin2L12L5B---L14L24 1.0812234
32Day, Owen2L25L19D34D33L27 1.05.57.52.521
33Cheng, Gordon2H---L29L27D32L26 1.04.56.5316
34Griffin, Annie2L22L24D32L26L28 0.5791.522
35Chang, Amelia2L4L15U---U---U--- 0.037020
36Su, Alan2U---U---U---U---U--- 0.00000
37Hua, Ethan2U---U---U---U---U--- 0.00000


4th-5th Grade Section

#NameGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Zweiger, Adam5W17W3W6W5D2 4.5151714.554.5
2Liou, Collin4W10D12W4W7D1 4.014.51712.551.5
3Aravind, Abhijith4W9L1W10W13W12 4.01315.51145
4Yuryev, Jacob4W21W7L2W19W8 4.012141246.5
5Leong, Evan4W20W19W8L1D6 3.5131512.550
6Yedida, Ariane4W24W27L1W18D5 3.5121311.541
7Regan, Elliott4W28L4W12L2W18 3.012.513941
8Gong,Jared4W18W25L5W17L4 3.011.512.51143.5
9Kim, Russell5L3W14L18W15W17 3.01113741
10Kostrub, Anders5L2W24L3W25W19 3.01112739.5
11Gurskis, Aidan5L25L17W28W20W21 3.077.5623.5
12Tuimavave, Isaia5W26D2L7W14L3 2.59.514.5944
13Yao, Samuel5L16W26W25L3D14 2.57127.538
14Li, Caspar4W23L9W20L12D13 2.5711.58.532.5
15Chua, Desmond5W29L16H---L9W23 2.56.510721.5
16Cottrell, Alexander5W13W15H---U---U--- 2.52.551015
17Presta, Francois4L1W11W21L8L9 2.01115.5744.5
18Baxter, Noah4L8W23W9L6L7 2.010.514742.5
19Mondkar, Neel4W22L5W26L4L10 2.09.513.5837.5
20Muppala, Ankit4L5W22L14L11W25 2.08.512535
21Dandamudi, Vishal4L4W28L17W26L11 2.06.510.5628.5
22Parker, Kieran5L19L20L23W28W24 2.057320.5
23Harris, Evan5L14L18W22D24L15 1.57.510429
24Chang, Ansel4L6L10B---D23L22 1.56.510325.5
25Nathan, Eli4W11L8L13L10L20 1.010.513.5536.5
26Glenn, Ethan 4D12L13L19L21D28 1.079.5331
27Yuan, Zixuan4B---L6U---U---U--- 1.003.5411.5
28Schwarzkopf, Avinash5L7L21L11L22D26 0.58110.527
29Pyalling, Mikhail4L15U---U---U---U--- 0.002.507.5
30Su, Evelyn4U---U---U---U---U--- 0.00000
31Yao, Trent4U---U---U---U---U--- 0.00000
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6th-8th Grade Section

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1Gong, Nathan7W6W9W5W4D2 4.51111.514.537
2Cartagena, Ethan7W7L5W3W6D1 3.51213.510.540
3Liou, Keenan6D4W6L2W5W7 3.51112.59.537
4Lu, Thomas6D3W7W8L1W9 3.51111.510.537
5Nathan, Zachary7W8W2L1L3B--- 3.01313939.5
6Liu, Tristan6L1L3B---L2W8 2.08.513339.5
7Farris, Adam6L2L4W9B---L3 2.07.511434.5
8Kang, Aaron7L5B---L4W9L6 2.04.58526.5
9Patil, Aneek7B---L1L7L8L4 1.06.511434

Thursday, November 5, 2015

December 2015 Peninsula Chess League Tournament

The next Peninsula Chess League tournament will be held on Friday, December 4th, 2015.  This a team-oriented event open to grade K-8 kids who live in the San Francisco Peninsula.

This will be an individual Swiss tournament with 6 sections, but trophies will be awarded based on team performance.

Summary

  • Date:  Friday, December 4th, 2015
  • Time:  6:30-9:00pm
  • Location:  Belmont Public Library
  • Pre-registration is required (http://decemberpcl.eventbrite.com/).
  • There will be 6 sections:
    • USCF advanced section (approx rating 800-1200)
    • USCF intermediate section (approx rating 400-800)
    • USCF beginner section (approx rated under 400)
    • Unrated intermediate
    • Unrated beginner 1 (grades 3-5)
    • Unrated beginner 2 (grades K-2)
  • Each section will have about 15 players.
  • All games in the USCF sections will be USCF Quick-Rated.
  • Time control for USCF sections:  G/15; d2 (game in 15 minutes with a 2 second delay)
  • Time control for unrated sections:  G/17 (no delay)
  • Each player will play 3 games.
  • Individual Swiss format, except players are guaranteed not to play against other players from their school.
  • Round times:  6:45pm, 7:25pm, 8:10pm.  Trophies:  8:50pm
  • Players must play for the school they currently attend, except 5th graders (and below) may play for their elementary school alma mater
  • 6th graders and above must play in either the unrated intermediate section, or one of the USCF rated sections.
  • Trophies will mainly be distributed based on team performance.  Limited individual trophies will be available.  See below for details.
  • Your team has a better chance of winning trophies if your team has more players, so encourage your classmates to register.

Team Scoring

Scoring subject to change based on number of sections, but scoring will be something like this for team trophy purposes:
  • USCF advanced section:  42 points per win (21 points per draw).  Expected rating range for section:  800 - 1200 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • USCF intermediate section:  38 points per win.  Expected rating range for section:  400-800 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • USCF beginner section:  34 points per win.  Expected rating range for section:  under 400 (may be modified to balance sections)
  • Unrated Intermediate:  30 points per win
  • Unrated Beginner 1:  26 points per win
  • Unrated Beginner 2:  22 points per win
  • USCF members must play in USCF section.
  • Non-members may play in unrated sections, or become members to play in USCF rated sections.  Sign up for USCF membership here (memberships start at $17 per year).
  • Unrated USCF members may play in either USCF section (player's choice).
  • Rated USCF members may not play below their section, but can optionally play in a higher section even if they are lower-rated.  Exception:  provisionally-rated USCF members may be placed in lower rated section at TD's discretion.
  • The latest USCF Quick Ratings will be used for section and pairing purposes.

Trophies

Team scores are based on the combined scores of the top players on that team.  Trophies awarded:
  • Best Super team (6 players)
  • Best Large team (5 players)
  • Best Standard team (4 players)
  • Best Small team (3 players)
  • Best Mini team (2 players)
  • To qualify for a team trophy, a team *must* have at least the required number of players.
  • Only the top scoring players on the team get a trophy (i.e., for a standard team, only the top 4 get trophies; ties broken by tie-breaks).
  • A team cannot win more than 1 trophy.  e.g., a team winning the Large team trophy is disallowed from winning the Standard team trophy.
  • There will be trophies for individual players with perfect 3.0 scores, but only to those who didn't already win a team trophy (an individual can't win two trophies).
Example:  Team A has 6 players, with point totals of 126, 102, 85, 75, 66, and 55, so their 6-player total is 509 and 5-player total is 454.  Team B has 6 players, with point totals of 105, 102, 90, 60, 45, 34, so their 6-player total is 436, and 5-player total is 402.  Then Team A wins the 6-player team trophies, and Team B wins the 5-player team trophies (since their 5-player total is best of the remaining teams).

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 2015 PCL Results

The October 2015 Peninsula Chess League tournamnt was held on Friday, October 16th, 2015.  This was a 3-round event, time control G/15; d2 for the USCF sections, and G/17 for the unrated sections.  The tournament was run as an individual swiss tournament with 6 sections (3 USCF-rated, 3 unrated).  80 kids from 21 different schools participated.

Here is the USCF Rating Report.

Winning teams:

1st Place, Super Team (6 players):  Fox
1st Place, Large Team (5 players):  Brittan Acres
1st Place, Standard Team (4 players):  Foster City Elementary
1st Place, Small Team (3 players):  Heather
1st Place, Mini Team (2 players):  Woodland

Note, a different school has won the Super Team title each time we've used the current tournament format:  College Park in January, Brittan Acres in May, and Fox in October.

Here are the final team standings (winners in bold):

Team Size 6 Standings
SchoolPoints
Fox437
Brittan Acres394
Foster City Elementary302
Brewer Island292


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
FoxAustin LiSection 33.0102
FoxMikael ChengSection 33.0102
FoxJacob YuryevSection 22.076
FoxAvirral AgarwalSection 32.068
FoxDerek SuitsSection 31.551
FoxRussell KimSection 21.038
FoxErik LeongSection 31.034
FoxSkyler PetersonSection 41.030
FoxJohnny LynchSection 51.026
FoxEvan LeongSection 10.00
FoxJared GongSection 10.00
FoxVikram ValameSection 20.00


Team Size 5 Standings
SchoolPoints
Fox399
Brittan Acres356
Foster City Elementary302
College Park284
Brewer Island262


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Brittan AcresCollin LiouSection 12.084
Brittan AcresBrandon KwanSection 53.078
Brittan AcresAriane YedidiaSection 22.076
Brittan AcresNicholas CottrellSection 22.076
Brittan AcresAlexander CottrellSection 11.042
Brittan AcresZachary TysonSection 21.038
Brittan AcresJacob WallaceSection 61.022
Brittan AcresAnderson BarrileSection 61.022


Team Size 4 Standings
SchoolPoints
Fox348
Brittan Acres314
Foster City Elementary258
College Park232
Brewer Island228
Nesbit103


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Foster City ElementaryAlex ZhaoSection 12.084
Foster City ElementaryNeel MondkarSection 53.078
Foster City ElementaryKaushal NamuduriSection 52.052
Foster City ElementaryPranav KamisettySection 62.044
Foster City ElementaryAdhya MaheshSection 62.044
Foster City ElementaryKavya AkellaSection 40.00
Foster City ElementaryMahitha BallijepalliSection 50.00


Team Size 3 Standings
SchoolPoints
Fox280
Brittan Acres238
Heather228
Woodland220
Foster City Elementary214
Brewer Island194
College Park180
Ralston Middle177
Central Middle165
Bowditch Middle106
Nesbit92


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
HeatherDaniel LinSection 13.0126
HeatherKevin YangSection 32.068
HeatherVivian HarrisSection 31.034


Team Size 2 Standings
SchoolPoints
Fox204
Woodland198
Heather194
Foster City Elementary162
Brittan Acres162
Tierra Linda153
Brewer Island142
Ralston Middle139
Central Middle135
Bayside123
College Park120
Bowditch Middle106
SCCLC102
Sandpiper81
Nesbit75
Cipriani65


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
WoodlandNathan BederovSection 23.0114
WoodlandAdam BederovSection 12.084
WoodlandCalder ZirnSection 61.022


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Peninsula Liberty AcademyEthan CartagenaSection 12.084


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
BaysideRohan KumarSection 11.563
BaysideHarini BuddaluruSection 42.060


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
LaurelElliott ReganSection 11.042


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Ralston MiddleDarren YaoSection 22.076
Ralston MiddleNathan GongSection 11.563
Ralston MiddleIsaac BraunsteinSection 21.038


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
NesbitRaj KeswaniSection 11.042
NesbitKian BaheriSection 61.533
NesbitTobias SinSection 30.517
NesbitWhitman Bozarth-GretemanSection 60.511


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Tierra LindaAlan FinkelsteinSection 43.090
Tierra LindaAdam ZweigerSection 11.563


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Central MiddleKeenan LiouSection 12.5105
Central MiddleJackson BaeSection 41.030
Central MiddleEthan BaeSection 41.030


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Bowditch MiddleAneek PatilSection 32.068
Bowditch MiddleAdam FarrisSection 21.038
Bowditch MiddleParth KhannaSection 40.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Redwood ShoresVaibhav KrishnanSection 23.0114


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
SCCLCIsaia TuimavaveSection 22.076
SCCLCAarya MukherjeeSection 51.026


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
BaywoodChenrui ZhangSection 20.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Kids ConnectionAnish DaraSection 21.038


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Brewer IslandAbhijith AravindSection 43.090
Brewer IslandVishal DandamudiSection 52.052
Brewer IslandAkshita BishtSection 52.052
Brewer IslandKritvi KapoorSection 31.034
Brewer IslandTrisha SabadraSection 31.034
Brewer IslandArush BishtSection 41.030
Brewer IslandSumedha ChikkerurSection 51.026
Brewer IslandCharmi BuddaluruSection 50.513
Brewer IslandShrisha DandamudiSection 60.511
Brewer IslandNeeharika KumarSection 30.00


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Central ElementaryAidan GurskisSection 41.030


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
College ParkTrent YaoSection 42.060
College ParkAyman Ahmed KhanSection 42.060
College ParkTrevor YaoSection 42.060
College ParkMiles KimSection 52.052
College ParkJoshua FuSection 52.052


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
Belmont OaksVian YangSection 42.060


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
SandpiperIshaan AradhyeSection 62.555
SandpiperRyan YongSection 51.026


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
NuevaXander YangSection 51.026


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
CiprianiAnders KostrubSection 52.052
CiprianiRhodes KostrubSection 50.513


SchoolNameSectionScorePoints
AddisonAlexander MuellerSection 63.066

Individual results:

Section 1 (USCF-rated 817-1451)

PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Daniel Lin10253HeatherW13W3W43.00.04.06.09.012
2Keenan Liou817 P226Central MiddleD9W13W52.50.03.54.57.521
3Alex Zhao8983Foster City ElementaryW8L1W102.00.05.54.011.521
4Ethan Cartagena1451 P67Peninsula Liberty AcademyW12W10L12.00.05.05.010.021
5Collin Liou996 P164Brittan AcresW14W7L22.00.04.05.08.012
6Adam Bederov8207WoodlandL10W12W112.00.03.03.06.012
7Adam Zweiger905 P85Tierra LindaW11L5D81.50.04.53.59.512
8Rohan Kumar10026BaysideL3W14D71.50.03.52.57.512
9Nathan Gong9587Ralston MiddleD2L11W141.50.03.52.56.521
10Elliott Regan9924LaurelW6L4L31.00.06.03.012.012
11Alexander Cottrell1023 P225Brittan AcresL7W9L61.00.05.02.09.021
12Raj Keswani9453NesbitL4L6W131.00.04.01.08.021
13Evan Leong9174FoxL1L2L120.00.06.50.011.512
14Jared Gong8454FoxL5L8L90.00.05.00.010.021

Section 2 (USCF-rated 450 - 759)

PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Vaibhav Krishnan6411Redwood ShoresW11W5W43.00.05.06.010.012
2Nathan Bederov584 P192WoodlandW14W8W33.00.03.06.08.021
3Ariane Yedidia7054Brittan AcresW10W6L22.01.06.05.011.021
4Darren Yao453 P97Ralston MiddleW7W13L12.01.05.05.09.012
5Nicholas Cottrell577 P153Brittan AcresW13L1W92.00.04.04.08.012
6Jacob Yuryev511 P174FoxW9L3W122.0-1.04.04.09.021
7Isaia Tuimavave630 P105SCCLCL4W10W82.0-1.04.03.09.012
8Anish Dara537 P163Kids ConnectionW12L2L71.01.06.03.011.021
9Adam Farris708 P86Bowditch MiddleL6W11L51.01.05.02.09.021
10Russell Kim584 P205FoxL3L7W141.00.04.01.08.021
11Isaac Braunstein5848Ralston MiddleL1L9W131.0-1.04.01.08.012
12Zachary Tyson736 P154Brittan AcresL8W14L61.0-1.03.02.07.012
13Vikram Valame7595FoxL5L4L110.00.05.00.010.021
14Chenrui Zhang617 P34BaywoodL2L12L100.00.05.00.09.012

Section 3 (USCF-rated under 460)

PlaceNameRatingGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Austin Li391 P105FoxW8W4W73.00.04.06.09.021
2Mikael Cheng217 P65FoxW10W7W83.00.03.06.06.021
3Avirral Agarwalunrated5FoxW12W5L102.01.03.05.05.012
4Aneek Patil300 P117Bowditch MiddleW11L1W92.00.04.54.09.012
5Kevin Yang283 P183HeatherW6L3W112.0-1.04.04.08.021
6Derek Suitsunrated4FoxL5D11W121.50.02.52.05.012
7Kritvi Kapoor458 P36Brewer IslandW9L2L11.01.07.03.014.021
8Vivian Harris245 P42HeatherL1W12L21.00.06.02.012.012
9Erik Leong171 P61FoxL7W10L41.00.04.02.08.012
10Trisha Sabadra317 P133Brewer IslandL2L9W31.0-1.06.01.013.021
11Tobias Sin130 P53NesbitL4D6L50.50.05.51.010.021
12Neeharika Kumar100 P22Brewer IslandL3L8L60.00.04.50.09.012

Section 4 (unrated intermediate)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Alan Finkelstein5Tierra LindaW10W5W33.00.05.06.010.021
2Abhijith Aravind4Brewer IslandW13W4W63.00.04.06.09.021
3Vian Yang2Belmont OaksW7W13L12.01.05.05.09.012
4Trent Yao4College ParkW9L2W82.00.05.04.011.021
5Ayman Ahmed Khan5College ParkW11L1W92.00.05.04.010.012
6Trevor Yao2College ParkX14W8L22.00.04.05.09.011
7Harini Buddaluru6BaysideL3W10W112.0-1.04.03.08.012
8Jackson Bae5Central MiddleW12L6L41.01.05.03.010.012
9Skyler Peterson3FoxL4W12L51.01.05.02.09.021
10Arush Bisht4Brewer IslandL1L7B-1.00.05.01.09.011
11Ethan Bae5Central MiddleL5B-L71.00.04.02.07.011
12Aidan Gurskis5Central ElementaryL8L9W131.0-2.02.01.05.012
13Parth Khanna6Bowditch MiddleL2L3L120.00.06.00.012.021
14Kavya Akella5Foster City ElementaryF6U-U-0.00.02.00.05.000

Section 5 (unrated beginner 3rd-5th grade)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Brandon Kwan4Brittan AcresW6W7W43.00.06.06.012.012
2Neel Mondkar4Foster City ElementaryW10W3W53.00.05.06.010.021
3Anders Kostrub5CiprianiW8L2W122.01.06.04.011.012
4Vishal Dandamudi4Brewer IslandW11W9L12.00.05.05.010.021
5Miles Kim3College ParkW12W14L22.00.04.55.09.521
6Akshita Bisht3Brewer IslandL1W11W152.00.04.53.08.512
7Joshua Fu3College ParkX16L1W92.00.04.04.09.011
8Kaushal Namuduri4Foster City ElementaryL3W10W132.0-1.04.03.07.012
9Ryan Yong4SandpiperW13L4L71.01.05.03.011.021
10Johnny Lynch3FoxL2L8B-1.00.05.01.09.011
11Xander Yang5NuevaL4L6W141.00.04.51.09.521
12Sumedha Chikkerur4Brewer IslandL5B-L31.00.04.02.09.011
13Aarya Mukherjee5SCCLCL9W15L81.0-1.03.52.07.521
14Charmi Buddaluru4Brewer IslandD15L5L110.50.03.51.57.512
15Rhodes Kostrub3CiprianiD14L13L60.50.03.51.56.512
16Mahitha Ballijepalli4Foster City ElementaryF7U-U-0.00.02.00.04.000

Section 6 (unrated beginner K-2nd grade)

PlaceNameGradeSchoolRd 1Rd 2Rd 3TotalTB(H)TB(S)TB(C)TB(CO)NWNB
1Alexander Mueller2AddisonW5W6W33.00.04.56.010.021
2Ishaan Aradhye2SandpiperD4W9W72.50.03.54.57.012
3Pranav Kamisetty2Foster City ElementaryW8W7L12.00.05.05.011.021
4Adhya MaheshKFoster City ElementaryD2D5W62.00.05.03.59.512
5Kian Baheri2NesbitL1D4W81.50.06.02.011.512
6Jacob Wallace2Brittan AcresW9L1L41.00.05.53.010.021
7Calder Zirn2WoodlandW10L3L21.00.05.03.010.012
8Anderson Barrile2Brittan AcresL3W10L51.00.04.02.07.521
9Whitman Bozarth-Greteman2NesbitL6L2D100.50.04.00.58.021
10Shrisha Dandamudi2Brewer IslandL7L8D90.50.02.50.55.512