IM Goran Vojinovic
March 1, 1963 – July 1, 2016
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One of the biggest accomplishments that many chess players hope to achieve is to become a USCF Chess Master. Recently one more CCL member climbed to the top of this huge mountain, which takes an exceptional amount of hard work and commitment. CCL is very proud of:
Aristo will be starting 8th grade in the fall. CCL now has 8 CCL players earn their USCF Masters with many more knocking at the door. All of this players were active members of CCL from the early parts of their chess development through getting the title. This amazing group also includes: Walker Griggs, John Hughes, Maggie Feng, Chis Shen, Luke Xie, Noah Keating-Adams, and Annorjan Naguleswaran.
… Sale is over ….
Jason finished 6-1 at the 2016 National Elementary School Championship to finish in a tie for 2nd place. He did this despite only being in 4th grade and taking a 1/2 point bye in round 5. With two more years of eligibility ahead of him, it looks like he has an excellent chance of eventually winning this prestigious National title. Chris Shen also had a strong showing, finishing with 5.5 points and tying for 8th place. Next year the National Elementary, Junior High, and High School Championships will all be held at the same time and same place (Nashville, Tenn.) and it is called The Super Nationals. Put it on your calendar now, May 12- 14, 2017. All of the CCL competitors are listed below:
K-6 = Jason Wang – tied for 2nd with 6/7, Chris Shen – tied for 8th with 5.5, Amanda Huang 3.0, Matthew Liu – 2.5
K-6 U-1000 = Rohan Kumar 5.0
K-5 = Lainie Massick – 4.5, Evan Wu – 3.5, Triyakshari Venkataraja 3.0, Justin Song 2.0
K-5 U-900 = Rahul Kumar 4.0
K-3 = Rohan Padhye 4.0, Vishnu Mangipudi 3.0
K-1 = Grant Mu 5.0, Eli Dropic 4.0, Lingaadyakssh Venkataraja 4.0
Both Milos and Ivan are rated around 2650 FIDE, which translate to about 2750 USCF. They are not full time coaches but rather are professional chess players, who spend most of their time preparing for and playing in the chess circuit. Milos competed in the previous World Cup. Thus scheduling lesson with them will be on an intermittent basis, when they have available time. You are welcome to use them as a full time coach but I see their real value being for our higher rated players who want to work on a highly theoretical opening, system, or methodology. Both Milos and Ivan have a very high theoretical understanding of chess.
We want to bring the very best to CCL, at every level, and that is what we feel that we are doing by integrating Milos and Ivan into our program.