Chess Camp on Complex Positions

-- A CCL Chess Camp -- 'Complex Positions'

 

Date:  Saturday/Sunday   July 25-26, 2015
Time:    9:30 - 5:00
Where: Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington in Worthington, Ohio

  • Learn how to play complex positions by the one of the world's top International Masters and coaches.
  • Open only to CCL members and members of a Mulligan Chess Club.
  • Lectures, game reviews, camp review book, tournament, and prizes.
  • Designed for players with ratings over 1400
  • For more details, email acasden@insight.rr.com

 

CCL finishes clear first in top sections at Gem City

 

Gem City 2015
Two Happy Campers Joe Kleban and IM Goran Vojinovic

While CCL Coach IM Goran Vojinovic was coming in clear first in the Open section of Gem City, student Joe Kleban took clear 1st in the Premier section.  For Goran, it was the usual domination of Ohio chess that we always see.  For Joe, it was a long overdue showing of his great chess talents.  We also saw a CCL future/current star when 3rd grader Jason Wang came in tied for 5th place in the Open section beating two former state champion in the process, USCF masters Carl Boor and John Bidwell.

Vincent Baker sweeps 2015 Ohio Elementary while CCL shows strong at National Elementary

vincent 2015 el champ
2014 el champ team

After coming off of a National Elementary School Championship, where a last round win would have made him the US National Champion, Vincent left no doubt at the state level, sweeping the competition 5-0. Finishing in 4th - 7th places respectively were: Aristo Liu, Dakshin Pisini, Udbhav Raghukanth, and Cody Yang.

At the National Elementary School Championship (K-6), Vincent would have come in clear 1st place if he had won his last round game. However, losing to the National Champion, dropped him into a tie for 5th place.   Aristo Liu had a very strong performance, tying for 2nd place, while Ricky Wang and Jason Wang had strong 5-2 showing.  As a result of his performance, Jason become a USCF expert and a CCL graduate.

In the K-5 Championship, Chris Shen performed well, going 6-1 and tying for 4th place.  In the K-1 Championship, Kindergartner Grant Mu also finished 6-1 , finishing in a tie for 3rd place.  Many amazing results that shows that CCL is now a major power in chess on the national scene.

Chess Camp on the Initiative

-- A CCL Chess Camp -- 'The Initiative is Coming'

 

Date:  Saturday/Sunday   June 6-7, 2015
Time:    9:30 - 5:00
Where: Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington in Worthington, Ohio

  • Learn how to play with the initiative by the one of the world's top International Masters and coaches.
  • Open only to CCL members and members of a Mulligan Chess Club.
  • Lectures, game reviews, camp review book, tournament, and prizes.
  • For more details, email acasden@insight.rr.com

 

Jason Wang become 14 CCL graduate – sets new record

Jason Wang graduates CCL
goofing off at the National Elementary School Championship

Congratulations to our latest and 14th CCL graduate, Jason Wang.

  • Jason earned his CCL graduation at the National Elementary School Championship, in Nashville, Tenn.
  • He became the youngest CCL graduate, earning the honor while still in third grade, surpassing Chris Shen’s mark of the beginning of 4th grade.
  • This Who’s Who chess list has been growing with great talent which is clearly characterized by a high value on perseverance and hard work.
  • What is a CCL graduate?  It is an honorary degree that we give to any CCL player who has worked their way through the ranks while in CCL and has made a USCF experts rating (>= 2000).   This group is becoming a who’s who of the top young talent around.  It entitles them to lifetime membership in CCL, based on good behavior, without the requirement of taking lessons (although most still do).  They are allowed to receive email spam from me for the rest of their lives!!
  • Who will be next?
  • CCL graduates are (in order of obtainment):
    • John Hughes
    • Walker Griggs
    • Maggie Feng
    • Rahul Ramaswamy
    • Annorjan Naguleswaran
    • Luke Xie
    • Chris Shen
    • Noah Keating-Adams
    • Sam Massick
    • Anagh Kulkarni
    • Vikram Srivastava
    • Aristo Liu
    • Abhi Ramaswamy
    • Jason Wang