Perhaps for the first time since the 1940’s, before any of the CCL coaches were born, there is going to be a chess match between Russia (and it may have been for the whole former USSR) and a program in the USA. And this honor goes to CCL. This will be a 10 board match at 9:00 AM (5:00 Moscow time), Saturday September 15th. More details when they become available. The CCL team will be Walker, John, Maggie, Rahul, Abhi, Luke, Chris, Noah K, Emily, and Meghana.
Yesterday Maggie finished competing in the 2012 Pan American Chess Championship in Peru, South America. She went undefeated, winning her fist 5 games and drawing her last 4 games. Her 7-2 score was good enough for 2nd place in the Girls U-12 division.
Both John and Maggie have qualified to be official representatives of the US in the 2012 Pan American Youth. For more details, please see http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11771/319/
The June, end of the school year, rating lists are out and it appears that almost all of the top players in Ohio are in CCL.
- In the K-6 list, the top 6 players are in CCL (Maggie, Luke, Chris, Abhi, Ryan, and Vikram) as well as 17 of the top 20 players.
- In the K-12 list , the 2nd and 3rd spots (Walker and John) are in CCL, while the 1st spot player is now graduating.
- In the Girls K-12 list, the top 3 spots are in CCL (Maggie – 5th grade, Emily 4th grade , and Meghana 4th grade), as well as the top 1st (Lainie) and 2nd grade (Ellison) girls in the state.
Last weekend Luke came in tied for 1st in the K-5 division of the National Elementary School Championship. This has certainly been the year of the Xie. Check out all of these accomplishments, and don’t forget that Luke is only a 4th grader. Does anyone know if there has ever been another Ohio 4th grader with a rating in the 1900’s?
- National K-5 co-champion
- Co-champion of the 2012 Central Ohio Junior Invitational
- Ohio Middle School Champion and qualified to play in the National Barber tournament
- Ohio Grade Level Champion
- Qualified to play in the 2012 World Youth Championship!