Head CCL pic, IM Atanas Kizov (pictured below) made the long trip from Macedonia to help CCL at this weekend's National HS Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Last weekend he held a chess camp to ready those who were interested and this coming weekend he will be in the large skittles room at the National HS Championship to review the games of all CCL players who participate.
Pictured below left are the trophy winners (l-r Karthik Kallam, Druvin Mutalam, James Scarbrough and Isaac Partee) from this chess camp. In the A section, Karthik Kallam dominated the opposition with a very strong 5.5/6. There was a 3-way tie for 2nd place between Isaac Partee, Matt Wang, and Lainie Massick. The tie breaks went respectively to the order just listed with Isaac taking home the 2nd place trophy. In the B section there was a 2-way tie at 5-1 between Druvin Mutalam and James Scarbrough, with Druvin having the better tie-breaks. Drivin got the 1st place trophy while James took home the 2nd place trophy. Atanas is giving a free chess lesson to both 1st place finishers.