Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Fox School Scholastic Chess Tournament Results

The 14th annual Fox School Scholastic Chess Tournament was held on Sunday March 19th.  We had a turnout of 138 players.  The results are listed below.

This year the 6th-8th grade section was USCF Quick-Rated.  Here is the USCF rating report (note that the rating report link is not in tie-break order, so cannot be used to determine place prizes).

The top 8 in each section were awarded trophies.  There was also a trophy to the top player rated under 800 in the 6th-8th grade section (won by Andrew Cheng).

K-1

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Manikanden, Krish584NRTHSH1W8W3W6W2W45.014.517.51554.5
2Korn, Noah10BAYW1W24W14W7L1W114.012.514.51344.5
3Kistenmacher, Henri10HEAT1W13L1W15W14W74.012.514.51146.5
4Sargeant, Graham10FOX1W20W10D11W6L13.51314.512.546
5Sargeant, Connor5FOXKL14B---W20D9W123.599829.5
6Park, Grant147HEAT1W21W9L1L4W143.013.5151050
7Fowler, Michael342CENTRLKW22W12L2W11L33.013141144.5
8Pazdera, Julien10HEAT1L1W19D17W13D93.012.514.5842.5
9Slater, Toby10HEAT1W23L6W21D5D83.010.5119.533
10Nierenberg, Elsie5ARUNKB---L4L14W23W153.088728.5
11Burton, Cooper515HEAT1W15W17D4L7L22.58.514.510.549.5
12Kumar, Sanvi5NESBITKW16L7D13W17L52.57.512.58.538
13Thomas, Joanna5FOSTKL3W22D12L8W212.57126.534
14Fomin, Sofia10HEAT1W5L2W10L3L62.012.516.5849
15Pelevina, Anastasiia10FOX1L11W18L3W16L102.0913638.5
16Nishikawa, Darin5FOXKL12D20W19L15D182.07.5105.527
17Yip, Andrew10FOX1W18L11D8L12H---2.07106.531.5
18Edwards, Ausra5ARUNKL17L15W22D21D162.06.58.54.525
19Joe, Audrey10BAYW1H---L8L16D20W232.047419
20Eriksson, Molly5HEATKL4D16L5D19D221.5811.53.532
21Acharya, Ananya5FOSTKL6W23L9D18L131.5811532.5
22Proekt, Joseph5HEATKL7L13L18B---D201.5691.525.5
23Jia, Natalie5FOSTKL9L21B---L10L191.069226
24Proekt, Nora5HEATKL2U---U---U---U---0.004013

Grade 2

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Cheung, Jaden746HIGHL1W11W25W2W5W75.013141547
2Lee, Ryan460FOX2W3W19L1W18W94.014161249
3Acharya, Aravind20FOST2L2W24W10W8W64.013141039.5
4Roodman, Aryn20SANC2W24W8W13L6W54.011.512.51342.5
5Gurskis, Aeron20CENTRL2W26W6W7L1L43.01515.51252
6Keninger, Everett621CENTRL2W10L5W15W4L33.01416.51049.5
7Edwards, Baron468ARUN2W18W9L5W12L13.014161152
8Vemulapalli, Raghav271FOST2W23L4W11L3W133.013.515943.5
9Kacholiya, Maya20HEAT2W14L7W20W15L23.012141044.5
10Zhang, Hamilton20HIGHL2L6W23L3W21W143.011.513736.5
11Roodman, Caleb20SANC2L1W27L8W25W183.01111.5737
12Chaparala, Nishant20BREWI2L13W22W25L7W193.09.510.5837
13Leong, Erik484FOX2W12W20L4D14L82.58.514.51044
14Kodige, Vevaan293BRITT2L9W16W26D13L102.5811.5836.5
15Minton, Aaron20BRITT2H---W21L6L9W232.56.59.5728.5
16Thirunagari, Vidhu20SANDP2D21L14D23W22D172.56106.525
17Gurskis, Orion20CENTRL2L19L18B---W20D162.568.54.526.5
18Strechlow, Grant20FOX2L7W17W19L2L112.01014741.5
19Eriksson, Henry20HEAT2W17L2L18W26L122.07.511.5734.5
20Boonyapornnad, Mak20FOX2W22L13L9L17W262.0710631.5
21Jenks, Kian20ARUN2D16L15D24L10W272.06.59.5523.5
22Manrao, Colby20ARUN2L20L12W27L16W252.069426.5
23Wong, Justin20FOX2L8L10D16W24L151.59123.531.5
24Bunin, Zachary20FOX2L4L3D21L23B---1.57.511.51.531.5
25Kumer, Delaney199HEAT2W27L1L12L11L221.08.513.5535
26Huang, Kalissa20HEAT2L5B---L14L19L201.06.59.5333
27McDow, Nicholas20OCEAN2L25L11L22B---L211.058121

Grade 3

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Cartagena, Caden762PENIN3W25W9W6W16W35.012131545
2Yao, Trevor808CPARK3W7W4W15L3W104.014171352
3Aradhye, Ishaan805CIPRI3W19W12W16W2L14.014161450
4Kamisetty, Pranav370FOST3W18L2W17W7W114.012141144
5Baxter, Camden100BAYW3W21L15D23W24W83.5910.59.537
6Yuan, Jason422NRTHSA3W20W8L1L11W173.01314.51046
7Li, Arthur30BRITT3L2W20W12L4W163.01314.5844
8Chua, Dylan30CPARK3W10L6W9W13L53.012.5151042.5
9Baxter, Calvin124BAYW3W22L1L8W20W213.01112.5836
10Shao, Bohan316SEREND3L8W26W19W17L23.01111.5938
11Kumar, Neeharika124BREWI3L23W18W25W6L43.010.511.5936.5
12Pazdera, Aidan248HEAT3W27L3L7W23W183.010.511.5834.5
13Harris, Vivian167HEAT3L17D14W21L8W242.5610.5634.5
14Labouisse, Kai30WEST3L16D13L24W22W232.559530
15Yang, Vian628BOAKS3W26W5L2H---U---2.5489.523.5
16Burton, Olive515HEAT3W14W23L3L1L72.01116948.5
17Shi, Alexander30CENTRL3W13W24L4L10L62.01014941.5
18Baheri, Kian30NESBIT3L4L11W26W19L122.08.512.5534
19Mendez, Marina30HEAT3L3W27L10L18W252.0711533
20Stephanos, Kayla30CENTRL3L6L7W27L9B---2.0710327
21Tuzar, Dane30WEST3L5B---L13W25L92.06.510527.5
22Fomin, Anastacia30HEAT3L9L25B---L14W262.047318
23Slater, Benjamin30HEAT3W11L16D5L12L141.510.5146.540.5
24Stiefel, Grace30HEAT3H---L17W14L5L131.5710.5529.5
25Moretti, Lucas30BRITT3L1W22L11L21L191.0813437
26Huang, Katrina30HEAT3L15L10L18B---L221.06.59.5127
27Parihar, Aarav30SEREND3L12L19L20H---U---0.53.56.50.516

Grade 4

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Sijp, Neel723HEAT4W11W10W5W3W45.010.5121542
2Kumar, Manya40NESBIT4L4W12W6W5W34.011.5121042
3Johnson, Kyle40HEAT4B---W8W4L1L23.015151142
4Kim, Kara347FOX4W2W7L3W10L13.014.516.51154
5Nelson, Christopher40FOX4W13W6L1L2W103.01414.51044
6Peterson, Skyler646FOX4W9L5L2W13W73.011.512837
7Nguyen, Jason40FOX4W8L4W9W12L63.010.5111031
8Manrao, Andrew40ARUN4L7L3W11W9W123.08.59629
9Tanvir, Ronok40CIPRI4L6W11L7L8B---2.07.510.5426
10Yang, Kevin277HEAT4W12L1W13L4L52.0712841
11Kostrub, Rhodes40CIPRI4L1L9L8B---W132.0510228
12Fazeli-taremi, Dariush40FOX4L10L2B---L7L81.0812234
13Clusin, Audrey40HEAT4L5B---L10L6L111.06.59.5328
14Akka, Benton40CENTRL4U---U---U---U---U---0.00000

Grades 5-8

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Aravind, Abhijith966BREWI5W14W5D3W2W74.513.51513.548.5
2Yedidia, Ariane924ARROYO5W17W8W6L1W34.01415.51347
3Narayan, Gabrile473HIILV6W12W9D1W6L23.514.516.512.551.5
4Li, Ethan407FOX5L10W11D7W8W53.512148.543.5
5Li, Caspar186CPARK5W19L1W9W13L43.013141040
6Li, Aidan530RALST7W15W10L2L3W113.012.5141044
7Saban, Annie346KIDS5D11W18D4W12L13.01212.51039.5
8Chua, Desmond60BOWM6W13L2W16L4W123.011.513.5939.5
9Pyalling, Mikhail50TIERRA5W16L3L5W14W133.010.512836.5
10Tuzar, Zackary60WEST6W4L6L12W18W153.01010.5833.5
11Zhang, Derek50CENTRL5D7L4W18X16L62.56.5106.532.5
12Gurskis, Aidan60RALST6L3W14W10L7L82.010.514742.5
13Ginwalla, Samina375TIERRA5L8W17W19L5L92.08.511.5732
14Suits, Derek126FOX5L1L12W17L9B---2.06.511330.5
15Shajeeb, Ruba70LAWSN7L6L16B---W19L102.069425
16Yang, Xander258NUEVA6L9W15L8F11X192.04.57.5421
17Presta, Francois107BAYW5L2L13L14B---W182.048227
18McDow, Jonathan50OCEAN5B---L7L11L10L171.06.59.5426.5
19Kang, Noel50FOX5L5B---L13L15F161.03.56.5321
20Knappau, Honukai274TIERRA6U---U---U---U---U---0.00000

USCF-Rated Section

#NameRtngTeamGrdRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5TotTBrk[M]TBrk[S]TBrk[C]TBrk[O]
1Finkelstein, Alan1202TIERRA6W18W19W4W5D24.514.516.514.551.5
2Cartagena, Ethan1393PENIN8W28W9W3W8D14.514.515.514.552.5
3Liou, Keenan1173CENTRL7W13W14L2W20W94.013.515.51247.5
4Liu, Tristan1074BAYS7W22W15L1W19W84.012141249.5
5Ward, Julian520CENTRL7D6W23W16L1W153.5131510.546.5
6Kumar, Rohan996BAYS7D5W7D11D15W163.512.5151046.5
7Velicheti, Sri Krishna Sai1100BOWD7H---L6W22W17W103.51111834.5
8Liou, Collin1214ARROYO5W12W20W10L2L43.014.516.51252.5
9Leong, Evan1046FOX5W30L2W12W11L33.014.515.51046
10Cottrell, Alexander1041CENTRL6W27W21L8W14L73.011.5121135.5
11Lu, Thomas889BAYS7W25D16D6L9W223.01112.59.538
12Cheng, Andrew697FOST4L8W27L9W21W203.01010.5736
13Chen, Derek641FRANK3L3L17W27W25W193.01010.5630.5
14Kostrub, Anders891CIPRI6W31L3W29L10W243.09.510933
15Gong, Jared844FOX5W29L4W21D6L52.5913.5941.5
16Regan, Elliott1078LAUREL5W24D11L5W23L62.58.514940
17Vyas, Pranav497FOST5L20W13W28L7D182.57.5127.533
18Cottrell, Nicholas754ARROYO4L1W26L20W30D172.56.5126.536
19Dara, Anish904KIDS4W26L1W24L4L132.01115.5841.5
20Yuryev, Jacob969FOX5W17L8W18L3L122.01115845
21Kothari, Jay599BRITT2W23L10L15L12W292.0811634
22Tuimavave, Isaia623SCCLC6L4W31L7W29L112.07.511.5634
23Gong, Nathan1069RALST8L21L5W26L16W312.0710.5429.5
24Kodige, Samay629ARROYO4L16W25L19W28L142.0710633
25Abraham, Zayne383FOST5L11L24B---L13W302.069324.5
26Bobba, Sid492FOST5L19L18L23W27W282.05.58322.5
27Abraham, Zion567BOWD8L10L12L13L26B---1.0811027
28Agarwal, Avirral818RALST6L2W30L17L24L261.07.512434
29Golomb, David161HEAT2L15B---L14L22L211.06.59.5330
30Golomb, Stanley577HEAT4L9L28W31L18L251.05.58.5324.5
31Itami-wolf, Kenta412NOTRE1L14L22L30B---L231.058122

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

April 2017 Peninsula Chess League Tournament

The next Peninsula Chess League tournament will be held on Friday, April 21st, 2017.  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 5 sections, but trophies will be awarded based on team performance.

Summary

  • Date:  Friday, April 21st, 2017
  • Time:  6:30-9:00pm
  • Location:  Belmont Public Library
  • Pre-registration is required (http://aprilpcl.eventbrite.com/).
  • There will be 5 sections:
    • USCF advanced section (approx rating 800-1200)
    • USCF intermediate section (approx rating 400-800)
    • USCF beginner section (approx rated under 400)
    • Unrated 4th-8th grade
    • Unrated K-3rd grade
  • Each section will have about 15-20 players.
  • All games in the USCF sections will be USCF Quick-Rated.
  • Time control for USCF sections:  G/15; d3 (game in 15 minutes with a 3 second delay)
  • Time control for unrated sections:  G/18 (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, 8:15pm.  Trophies:  8:55pm
  • Players must play for the school they currently attend, except 5th graders (and below) may play for their elementary school alma mater
  • 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.
  • Players who score a perfect 3.0 in the K-3 unrated section will be asked to play in the 4th-8th grade section in the next tournament.  Players who score a perfect 3.0 in the 4th-8th grade unrated section will be asked to join the USCF for the next tournament.

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 4th-8th grade:  28 points per win
  • Unrated K-3rd grade:  24 points per win
  • USCF members must play in USCF section (exceptions may be made for players rated under 200).
  • 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 will be placed in an appropriate USCF section (TD discretion).
  • 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).