IM Jan Van de Mortel (2541) wins
2017 CT State Blitz Championship!
CSCA SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sat Dec 9, 1:00-3:00pm
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
WH Police Dept., 200 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven
Girl Power Prevails at 2017 Greater New Haven Fall Open!
If this year’s GNHFO had anything interesting about it, it was the strong performance of females in the scholastic sections. Sandhya Sudarsanam won the U1000 section with a perfect 5-0 score, Akshita Ashokkumar took 3rd in the U800 section, and Ripley Chance took first place in the Non-rated section, making this year’s tournament the best performance for females in the tournament’s 20 year history!
Way to go girls!
In the Open section, 2017 USOpen winner GM Alex Lenderman (2687) took clear 1st Place, with FIDE Master Boris Privman (2304) and 3 other Masters close behind..
Next tournament 2018 Greater New Haven Winter Open, Sat Feb 3. Tell your friends!
CSCA Board of Directors Meeting, WH Police Dept,200 Saw Mill Rd. West Haven
Results by CT representatives at the national tournaments for state scholastic champions in Norfolk, VA:
- Denker (High School): Zachary Tanenbaum 23rd/48 with 3.0/6 score
- Barber (K-8): Bryan Weisz: 16th/48 with 3.5/6 score
- NGTOC (Girls): Beatrice Low: 25th/42 with 3.0/6 score
Here are the final three tables, with 4 players each, for Denker, Barber and Girls nominations:
Winners Zachary Tanenbaum (Denker), Bryan Weisz (Barber) and Beatrice Low (Girls)
CT Scholastic Quick Chess State Championship was played in New Haven. Winners are:
- Elementary: Jake Lumelsky from Bugbee Elementary in West Hartford,
- Middle: Preston Deleo from Woodbury Middle,
- High School: Alex Palvinksi from Barlow High in Redding.
Bartels Hall at University of New Haven.
Press release for CCO Statewide Championships held in West Hartford and New Haven.
CT Rapid State Championships
Mike Lei Wang (Quick 1876), a high school student at The Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT swept a very strong field at the first ever CSCA CT Rapids State Championships, held in West Haven. He won all 7 games, in the process beating 2 National Masters and a FIDE Master. Congratulations Mike! (for details see the RESULTS section of this site)
Press release for Thomas Hartmayer Memorial.
Final standings of NNGP are here.
3/9 Match Simsbury High School versus UConn was played in Storrs.
UConn won 9.5 – 6.5
Team Simsbury with the UConn Husky in front of Gampel Pavilion.
Ted McHugh III from Simsbury won the 2017 CT State Championship, 2nd/3rd place tie-break went to Nelson Castaneda over Gary Shure. In the Candidates section, the top two finishers qualify for automatic seeding in the championship section next year.
Taking first on tie-breaks was Manav Ramprasad with 3.5/4.0 pts, 2nd place was Pranav Jayaganesh. The Class prize winners were:
Class B, William Adamson, Class C, Harold Blanchard and Class D, Dhanush Kalandi. Overall, 20 scholastic players competed in the tournament.
Above Ted with black during his game in the last round against Gary Shure.
The first CT Scholastic Team State Championship was held at Hall High School in West Hartford – 25 teams (of 4 players each) participated.
• Elementary: Bugbee School
• Middle: King Philip Middle School
• High: Simsbury High School
Scholastic State Championship at CREC Two Rivers Middle School in East Hartford. On a snowy day many still participated. TD IM Jan van de Mortel in the middle. Winners individual: 9-12 Zachary Tanenbaum, 4-9 Bryan Weisz, K-6 Robert Ulmer, K-3 Max Ingargiola. Winners team: 9-12 Simsbury High School, 4-9 King Philip West Hartford, K-6 Brunswick Greenwich
More details at the RESULTS section of this site and in the CCO press release
Standings of National Nominations Grand Prix are here.
Scholastic State High School team trophy winners:Simsbury High School
UConn scholarships. UConn announced $14,000 in UConn scholarships to be awarded at the CT State K-12 Championships
Feb 12th. See the amended flyer in the EVENTS section of this site.
Hebron club in Hartford Courant picture of Rob Roy at the Hebron Library. Click here to read the article. (image by Melanie Savage/Hartford Courant)
Beatrice Low wins CT Girls State Championship
Press release by CCO is here
Latest standings in National Nominations Grand Prix are here