Maggtie Feng will soon play in the US Woman’s Championship. She was on Good Day Columbus this morning due to this upcoming event. Watch the video by clicking HERE. CLICK HERE for details on the 2017 US Woman’s Championship which is being held from March 27th to April 10th.
At the request of the CCL PTO, we are implementing a couple of features that will both allow the parent to be more aware of how their child is performing and well as how to improve their performance. There is a free and a paid service that fall in this domain. The CCL PTO is welcome to suggest improvements to this process in the future.
CLICK HERE for details on the new CCL Student Assessments.
CLICK HERE to join the CCL PTO and help to shape the future of The CCL Chess School!
The Midwest Open Team Chess Festival (MOTCF) is in Dayton, Ohio this March 11-12, 2017. This tournament is highly recommended fro students rated around 1400 and above. If you want to play on a CCL team at this event, please CLICK HERE!
Everyone give Maggie a high 5 as she received an invitation to play in the 2017 Woman’s Championship. Maggie is the first CCL member who has made it to either the US Men’s or Woman’s adult championship. And Maggie is only in 10th grade!
Maggie will be competing in this tournament which is held from March 27th to April 11th. I will be watching live video coverage of this event and rooting her on. I wish Goran could join me, it was his goal for Maggie and he would have been so proud.
Congratulations to our latest and 23nd CCL graduate, Elton Cao.
- Elton became our 23rd graduate by having a strong performance at a recent Dayton Tournament, gaining 87 points and bringing his rating up to 2019.
- I was very proud of Elton last summer. He was having a horrible tournament in a round robin event and wanted to drop out. I explained to him why it is not considered good sportsmanship to drop out of a round robin tournament. He accepted my explanation and toughed it out. It is so good to see his toughness get rewarded by now becoming a USCF expert.
- See a a game that Elton played at his last tournament to earn this honor by CLICKING HERE.
- This Who’s Who chess list has been growing with great talent which is clearly characterized by a high value on perseverance, hard work, and passion.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
- Ricky Wang
- Vincent Baker
- Forest Chen
- Neo Zhu
- Alex Kolay
- Xavier Paganini
- Justin Storn
- Stanley Cao
- Elton Cao