There are two great FIDE tournaments being held concurrently in Worthington, Ohio. After each round is completed, results and games will be posted on their respective web sites https://cclchess.com/imnorm and https://cclchess.com/ohioscholasticinvitational. Spectators welcome.
The first event is the CCL IM Norm Tournament. Follow this tournament at https://cclchess.com/imnorm. In order to earn a FIDE International Master title, a player must achieve a specified result in three tournaments with international players and strength of opponents that meet rigorous standards established by FIDE, a result that is call a “norm”. The CCL Norm Tournament will meet all these standards, so our local players will have a chance to compete on the first step to an IM title. A norm tournament has not been held in Ohio for 30 years! This event will be held from February 14 – 18, 2014.
It is expected that all players will need to score of 6.5 out of 9 to earn a leg on an IM title.
With an average USCF rating of over 2400, the following players will be competing in this round robin invitational:
IM Goran Vojinovic – CCL coach
IM Atanas Kizov – CCL coach
IM Mauricio Arias Santana
FM Sean Vibbert (Indiana) – Top rated player in Indiana
FM Seth Homa (Michigan) – Top rated player in Michigan
FM Atulya Shetty (Michigan) – National High School Champion
FM Awonder Liang (Wisconsin) – Two time World Youth Champion
NM Walker Griggs (Ohio) – Two time Ohio Champion
NM Scott Ramer (Ohio) – Central Ohio Invitational Champion
NM John Hughes (Ohio) – Ohio Champion, North American U16 Champion
The 2nd event is the Ohio Scholastic Invitational Championship. A closed tournament, limited to the top 25 scholastic players in Ohio. By invitation only. Play against only the top scholastic players in the state. Follow this tournament at http://cclchess/ohioscholasticinvitational.
Format: 5SS 40/90, G/30, +30 seconds per move
Rating: FIDE and USCF rated
Schedule: February 14 – 16. Round 1, 7:00 pm. Sat. 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. Sun. 10:00 am and 5:00 pm
Location: 150 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085
It will be the only tournament where all the top scholastic players will be able to slug it out without limitation by grade, or by one student being favored by random pairings against lower rated players. The Ohio Scholastic Invitational Championship will be held in conjunction with the CCL IM Norm tournament.
With an average USCF rating of over 1900, the competitors are:
|Player||School||Grade||live USCF rating|
|Maggie Feng||Grizzell Middle School||7||2110|
|Luke Bohua Xie||Karrer Middle School||6||2048|
|Christopher Yu-Shuo Shen||Tyler Run Elementary School||4||2022|
|Anagh Nitin Kulkarni||Mason Middle School||7||2004|
|Abhinav Ramaswamy||Columbus Academy||8||1981|
|Rahul Ramaswamy||Columbus Academy||12||1978|
|Joshua Patrick Reinarts||Reinarts Family Home School||12||1876|
|Joel Jaffe||Solon High School||10||1865|
|Tim Goldenberg||Granville High School||11||1862|
|Aristo S Liu||Copley-Fairlawn Middle School||5||1850|
|Phillip Grafton Shepard||Northmont High School||12||1835|
|Nolan Song||Mason Middle School||7||1790|
|Evan Etan Kutell||New Albany High School||10||1768|
|Stanley Cao||Grizzell Middle School||6||1768|