Tournaments are run from 1:45 to around 6:30 on Saturdays.
G/25 d/3 USCF rated online quick only
5 round swiss system pairings, everyone plays all 5 rounds
They are free and a lot of fun!
- Aryan Balyan wins the tournament (K-12) for the 2nd year in a row while the team comes in 1st place.
- Jack Hamilton wins the 4-6 section while the team comes in 1st place.
- Evan Fan wins the K-3 section while the CCL team comes in 1st place.
Elton came in clear 1st place in the 10th grade section of the 2019 National Grade Level Championships. This has been an amazing year for Elton, adding to this result, he won the State of Ohio (adult) Championship and the National Junior U-15 Championship.
Top CCL results include:
11th grade - Vincent Baker tied for 5th
11th grade - Aristo Liu tied for 5th
10th grade - Elton Cao clear 1st place
6th grade - Rohan Padhye tied for 6th
6th grade - Edison Liu tied for 31st
4th grade - Siddarth Kunapuli tied for 16th
1st grade - Evan Fan tied for 36th
Mason Wu finished in clear 1st place in the U-1200 section of the 2019 Cleveland Holiday Open. He won $500 for his efforts.
For a very long time we have won most of the grades at the Ohio Grade Levels. This year was not an exception, with CCL winning 7 of the grades. It was an exciting event with many ups and downs. The grade levels were at a nice facility this year and we had a great CCL room. Although we had many top 5 finishes, I am only going to list our Grade Level Champions below. Complete results are at https://www.chesscincinnati.com/wp-content/uploads/Grade-Level-Individual-and-Team-Standings.pdf.
Grade 1 -Evan Fan; co-champion
Grade 4 - Siddarth Kunapuli; sole champion
Grade 5 - Brody Broderick; sole champion
Grade 7 - Dae San Kim; sole champion
Grade 8 - Michael Lin; co-champion
Grade 8 - Varun Sathyajeeth; co-champion
Grade 10 - Aryan Balyan; sole champion
Grade 11 - Vincent Baker; sole champion
Some pictures from the event are in the slideshow below.
8th grade CCL chess student, Jason Wang, is now the highest rated ‘adult’ in Ohio. Actually 3 of the top 6 players in Ohio are CCL members. This includes Chris Shen at 3rd and Walker Griggs at 6th. The top 6 scholastic players in Ohio are all USCF Masters and are all CCL members. They are:
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