With 4.5/5 Matthew took clear 1st place in the U-1500 sections of the Cardinal Open, taking home $500 and 100 rating points for his efforts. He was a point ahead of the field going into the last round, when he yielded his only draw. Also in that section, Philip tied for 3rd place with a 3.5 score, taking home $82.50. Cashing in on some of the U-1500 money was Shourjya, taking home $50 for the upset prize (267 point difference).
Ayush took home $250 and 199 (!) rating points with his 4.5 score in the U-1300 section. That score was good for a two way tie for 1st place. A very impressive performance.
John took home $33 in the Open section with a tie for 3rd place for the U-2200 prize.
There was a Saturday night blitz tournament where John took 2nd place in the top section while Anagh took 2nd place in the other section. They each earned $25 for their efforts.
Our 25+ point winners at the Cardinal were:
Ayush +199 =1254
Matthew +100 =1565
Ganesh +93 =1506
Kunal +54 =945
Monish +37 =1564
Rohit +30 =1510