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2012 Washington Class Championships and Thanksgiving Scholastic

Photos of Thanksgiving Scholastic event courtesy of Gary Dorfner (click to enlarge):



Awards presented by WCF Scholastic Coordinator David Hendricks.

Report from Gary Dorfner

The 2012 Washington Class Championships were held at the Marriott Hotel in Redmond on Thanksgiving weekend. There were 148 players in all. USCF crosstable link.

The winners were:

Master, 1st Curt Collyer $430.00, 2nd Tian Sang $300.00, 3rd/1st U2300 Carl Haessler & Huso Hadic $127.50 each, 2nd U2300 Josh Sinanan & Roland Feng $32.00 each.

Expert, 1st/2nd/3rd Paul Bartron,Casey Xing & Max Gedallovic $243.33 each, 1st & 2nd U2100 Daniel He & Severo Caluza $74.50 each.

Class A, 1st & 2nd Paul LeBlanc & Nicolo Gelb $215.00 each, 3rd Jofrel Landingin & Joe Roback $65.00 each, 1st U1900 Sarah May $85.00, 2nd U1900 Gary Edwards $64.00.

Class B, 1st Ranjeet Singh $260.00, 2nd Fred Davis $170.00, 3rd/U1700 David Hendricks & Gabriel Tafalla $107.50 each, 2nd U1700 Logan MacGregor & Diallo Wilson $32.00 each.

Class C, 1st Thomas Taylor $260.00, 2nd/3rd/1st U1500 Juan Gomez, J.C. Mies & Padhi Pratik $128.33 each, 2nd U1500 Aditya Kannan $64.00.

Class D, 1st Neil Chowdhury $260.00, 2nd & 3rd Vikram Ramasamy & Andrea Botez $150.00 each, 1st U1300 Howard Hare $85.00, 2nd U1300 Thomas Michaels Jr. $64.00.

Class E, 1st Kirill Filimonov $260.00, 2nd/3rd/1st U1100 & 2nd U1100 Konstantin Velichko, Jason Zhang, Cole Evered & Dylan Xu $112.25 each. U1000/Unrated, 1st Alexius Buntaran $170.00, 2nd Andrew Smith $130.00, 3rd Claire Smith $110.00, 1st U800 Anuta Baturytski $64.00.

Side Events

Blitz, 1st Ricky Selzler $91.00, 2nd Dereque Kelley $63.00, 1st U2000 Toshihiro $42.00, 1st U1700 Dan Mathews, Jofrel Landingin & Jesse Rowell $14.00 each, U1400 Tim Campbell $42.00.

TDs: Fred Kleist & Gary Dorfner.

Scholastic Section (Thanksgiving Scholastic)

There were 96 players in all. NW ratings crosstables link. USCF crosstables link (for USCF-rated sections).

The Winners were:

K-3 Open, 1st Jason Yu 5.0, 2nd George Michailov 4.0, 3rd/4th Aakash Banerji, Ryan Tang 3.5.

K-3 U800, 1st-4th Jack Zhang, Dylan Walker, Chris Soetedjo & Olaoluwa Oguneye 4.0 each.

4-6 Open, 1st Zachary Zhang 5.0, 2nd Max Truluck, Rahul Bhatt, Howard Hare & Maggie Yu 4.0 each.

4-6 U900, 1st Byron Fong 4.5, 2nd Daniel Scherzer 3.5.

7-12 Open, 1st Olga Cherepakhin & Amartya Ranganathan 4.0 each.

Team Awards

1st Open Window 15.5, Jason Yu, Maggie Yu, Aaron Yu, Luke Hallam.

2nd Summerset 13.5, Byron Fong, Celina Yu, Justin Lee, Andrew Wang.

3rd Christa McAuliffe 12.5, Jack Zhang, Ryan Tang, Derek Liu, Rui Fan.

All winners received trophies. TD: David Hendricks.