Congratulations to Coach Goran for taking sole first place at the State of Ohio Chess Championship (aka Ohio Chess Congress), coming off of winning the Indianapolis Open the previous week. This is the 5th year in a row that a CCL player or coach became the Ohio Chess Champion/Co-champion.
2015 – Goran Vojinovic
2014 – Hans Multhopp
2013 – John Hughes
2012 – Walker Griggs
2011 – Walker Griggs
I can’t remember exactly but I believe Goran was a co-champion in 2011 and/or 2012.
We came close to a clean sweep this year. We won every major prize, tying for just a couple of them.
Open – Goran Vojinovic – clear
U-2200 class – Luke Xie – clear
Premiere – Joe Kleban & Jacob Eismann – tie
U-1800 class – Joe Kleban – tie
U-1600 – Jacob Eismann – clear
Reserve – Stella Huang – clear
U-1200 – Dinesh Bojja – clear
You are all so incredibly amazing. Every time that I think that you cannot do any better, you prove me wrong. This has happened countless times. When I check my pairings, I say to myself, “I hope that I don’t get paired against one of those CCL monsters.” I am sure that I am not the only one who is saying that. I believe that all of the points that I have dropped in my last few tournaments have been against one of you. Your are getting soooooo good. I can hardly wait to see where you end up in 5 to 10 years. And never forget, “Be nice to your elders” :>)
Complete results with rating changes can be seen HERE.
Prize money results can be seen HERE.