CCL Ablaze (Maggie Feng, Chris Shen, Forest Chen, Aristo Liu) and CCL Blasters (Vincent Baker, Anagh Kulkarni, Abhi Ramaswamy, Alan Casden, Aryan Balyan) tied for first along with a team from Dayton at the 2018 MidWest Open Chess Festival. Our all girls team, CCL Empowered (Emma Cheng, Adeti Mohanselvan, Sneha Prabu, Hemma Bagley), tied for the top U-1600 team. The first picture below is CCL Empowered. The 2nd picture, is just a random picture were we called for any CCL player who was were around us.
A weekend with IM Atanas Kizov – A CCL Chess Camp
Date: Saturday/Sunday April 21-22, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 5:00
CCL Training Center
at the home of:
Dr. Carrie Casden
736 Watterton Drive
Open only to CCL members and members of a Mulligan Chess Club.
Lectures, game reviews, camp review book, tournament, and many prizes.
Draw or beat Atanas in a 5-1 game or Alan in a 5-2 game and win a $1 coin, tournament trophies, free chess lessons, books, etc.
All chess equipment and snacks will be provided but bring your own lunch.
For more details, or questions call Alan (614) 561-2718 or email email@example.com
40% discounts to 2nd/3rd person from the same family, participants coming from outside of Ohio, retired individuals, or members of the Mulligan Chess Club.
100% refunded if you cannot make it to the camp, no questions asked.
Update: This camp is only open to the 1st 24 signups! Enter early as our last chess camp sold out.
IM Atanas Kizov will be teaching these 6 topics!:
- Isolated pawn – how to play with it
- Isolated pawn – how to play against it
- Blocking the f6 square
- The positional piece sacrifice
- Tactics in Rook endings
- Cost of the camp
- two days – $199
- one day – $109
- free to a parents of a student in 2nd grade or below
To signup, CLICK HERE!
Justin sweep the field at Queen City, winning the open section 5 -0. This is the 2nd year in a row for Justin, having been co-champion with CCLian Vikram Srivastava last year.
CCL had a skeleton group at Queen City as most of our better players where participating in the Arnold Classic. As a team in the open section, the 2-player CCL team came in 2nd place.
There were not many of us there but the few that did attend did well. Some highlights include: Justin winning the tournament; Anson Chu clear 1st in K unrated; James Scarbrough finishing clear 2nd (+ 220 points) in 4-6U800r; Matt Wang 2-way tie for 1st place in the 4th - 6th grade section. Complete results are at https://ccpf.proscan.com/programs/queen-city-classic-chess-tournament/final-results/ . Some pictures from the event are below.
The future for The CCL Chess School looks just as bright as the current and the past. The Elementary School Championship (K-6) was a 2-way tie for 1st place between CCLians Varun Sathyajeeth and Michael Lin. Varun and Michael won all their games, excepting drawing against each other, finishing the tournament with a 4.5 score.
In the K-3 Championship there was a 4-way tie for 1st place with 3 CCLians becoming co-champions. Two of them are from our Akron Pre-CCL program (Saadhika Bagley and Arjun Soni). The other was Colin Park from Central Ohio.
For all results, go (and to http://www.ohioscholasticchess.org/2018elementaryresults.htm
pictured above are the co-champions; GM Alexander Shabalov and Walker Griggs.
CCL performed very well at the 2018 Cardinal Open. Below I will list our top 5 finishes and the money that they won, if I know it.
Walker Griggs – tied for 1st – $1750
Chris Shen – tied for 3rd.
Abhi Ramaswamy – clear 1st place – $1085
Aryan Balyan – tied for 2nd place
Ethan Ferkins – tied for 4th place
Anant Adury – tied for 4th place
Uku Hughes – tied for 2nd place