Not too many of us competed in the Cincinnati Open last weekend but those that did really shined. Maggie came in tied for first in the Open section with CCL Coach Hans. I am not aware of a 5th grader ever winning a major Ohio open tournament before. Abhi came in clear first in the U-1900 section. This is especially nice after just taking clear first in the U-1800 section of the Cardinal Open last January. I think that I may be seeing a trend. Stanley, who has gained over 300 rating points in the past couple of months, took clear first in the U-1600 section, with Emily finishing clear 2nd.
The CCL team Whatitbelike finished 2nd out of 30 international teams in the T52 tournament of the 4545 league. This was an excellent result by a young team, competing in an adult league. Congratulations to the team members: Chris, Matthew, Austin, Cody, Rohit, and Stanley.
We are so proud to announce that CCL has added Life Master John Stopa to our coaching staff. Already possessing the best and deepest coaching staff in the Midwest, Coach John adds even more experience and depth to our team coaching approach. Please see more information on Coach John on our coaches page.
Last weekend Vikram won the Ohio Elementary School Championship with a last round victory over our current Ohio Middle School Champion, Luke. In 2nd place was Luke, in 3rd place Jacob, in 4th place was Cody, and in 5th place was Matthew. The only games that these players lost were to each other.
We now have 5 players who have qualified to play in the 2012 World Youth Championships. Coaches Goran and Jovana plan to accompany these young players to Slovenia to help them to compete for their World Championship titles. The list is now: Maggie, Chris, Meghana, Emily, and Luke. An incredible feat has occurred and an amazing experience awaits these young superstars.