Last weekend Vikram won the Ohio Elementary School Championship with a last round victory over our current Ohio Middle School Champion, Luke. In 2nd place was Luke, in 3rd place Jacob, in 4th place was Cody, and in 5th place was Matthew. The only games that these players lost were to each other.
We now have 5 players who have qualified to play in the 2012 World Youth Championships. Coaches Goran and Jovana plan to accompany these young players to Slovenia to help them to compete for their World Championship titles. The list is now: Maggie, Chris, Meghana, Emily, and Luke. An incredible feat has occurred and an amazing experience awaits these young superstars.
Last weekend Luke (4th grade) won the Ohio Middle School Championship on tiebreaks over Abhi (6th grade and defending champion). In 4th place was Maggie (5th grade) and in 5th place was Arjun (7th grade). Across all 4 of these players only a half of a point was lost to a non-CCL player. Luke is planning on taking advantage of his resulting invitation to play in the Barber tournament.
Last weekend Walker and John defeated everyone in their path before meeting in the last round, while leading the rest of the field by a whole point. A long struggle ended in a draw resulting in Walker coming in 1st place on tiebreaks over John, both finishing with 5.5/6. Walker is planning on taking advantage of his resulting invitation to play in the Denker tournament.
CCL now has 4 players who have qualified for the 2012 World Youths! They are Maggie, Chris, Meghana, and Emily! Luke got his rating up to 1895 last weekend which means that he only needs 5 more rating points to qualify.