If you are a member of the CCL Chess School or the Mulligan Chess Club, and want to play in the Columbus Chess League this Fall, please sign up at https://cclchess.com/columbus-chess-league/. I will collect your share of the entry fee (about $20) after the teams are formed. Information on this league is published at http://www.neilley.com/chess/league/2019colsleagueflyer.pdf.
All of the pictures below are at least 5 years old and are players who are now rated around 1700 or above. You can click on a picture to see a larger version of it. This was going to be a contest but not until after I implemented it did I find out that if you move your cursor over the picture, the filename (student's name) is displayed. So enjoy the pictures and see if you can guess who they are before moving your cursor over them.
With great pride, the CCL Chess School is glad to announce that Chis Shen came in clear first place in the US Junior Open while Elton Cao came in clear 1st place in the U-15 section. This year’s US Junior Open tournament attracted over 200 players under 21 to compete in four different age categories.
Chris gets the honor to compete in the 2020 US Junior Closed. The winner of the US Junior gets as spot in the US Championship. Hopefully we will soon have CCL graduates in both the US Womans (Maggie Feng) and US Open Championships. He is now going to Philadelphia for the World Open. Chris will have three tournaments in July and won’t be home until August.
Rohan had a great tournament. He finished with 6/7 points and tied for second in K-5 National Elementary Chess Championship being held at Nashville, TN from May 10-12. 175 kids from schools all over the country participated in his section. His only loss came in the 4th round to the eventual winner, Cooper Ho from NY, who finished in clear first place with a score of 6.5/7. This is Rohan’s best performance at the Nationals to date. He played on the top 4 boards for 3 of his 7 games. These games were telecast live over the internet.
Another great result in this section was achieved by Druvin Mutalam, Druvin tied for 12th place with a 5-2 score and brought his rating from 1272 to 1505. Druvin has done amazing over the past 6 months, raising his rating 550 points over that time!