OES Aardvark Scholatic Tournament Results

Photo Credit: Dennis Chang
Photo Credit: Dennis Chang

Oregon Episcopal School in Portland Oregon on March 8, 2014 was the site of a 6 section event directed by Dennis Chang.
18 players in the Kings Section had two players score 3.5-.5, Praveer Sharan of Oak Creek School in Lake Oswego and Colin Lin of Jacob Wismer Elementary School in Portland.
Rooks Section of 20 players had a 5-0 winner, Mason Bagoyo of Whitford Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon.
Bishops Section had another 5-0 score winner, Egan Wong of Jacob Wismer Elementary.
Knights A Section with 24 players top score was 4.5-.5 by Kelly Ryu of Sylvan Middle School in Portland.
Knights B Section also 24 players top score was 5-0 by Neeraj Javadekar of Stoller Middle School in Portland.
Pawns Section winner was Nathaniel Tan of Orenco Elementary School in Hillsboro. He had a perfect 5-0 score in the 29 player section.

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March Madness Scholastic Event

On March 8, 2014 Jerry Ramey directed 4 section event of scholastic chess at South Eugene High School in Eugene Oregon.

Aaron Grabinsky a home schooled student of Coquille, Oregon with a 4-0 score won the 8 player Elite 8 section.

With 3.5-.5 Nathan Arthurs of Lincoln Middle School in Pullman Washington won the Advanced section in which 14 players took part.

The Intermediate Section of 21 players had a top scorer at 5-0, Jimmy Wang of Edison Elementary School in Eugene, Oregon.

23 players in the Novice Section. 4.5-.5 by Andy Xing of Prairie Mountain Elementary School in Eugene, Oregon won that section.

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The top two sections were USCF dual rated. CLICK HERE for those crosstables.

Knightmares Gambit Scholastic Results

2014 The Evergreen School in Shoreline Washington held a K-6, 3 section large tournament. The organizer was Alan Davis with the TD Ben Radin.

The K Section had 38 players, 8 of them in their first CRNW rated event. Tripp Madill of Evergreen School and Max Gitenstein of Bryant Elementary School in Seattle both score 4.5-.5 to tie for first place.

The Grade 1-3 Section had 85 players with 7 of then playing in their first tournament. Two players from Seattle Country Day of Seattle scored 5-0 to tie for first place, Toby Black and Jack Little.

The Grade 4-6 Section had a clear winner with 5-0, Austin Jradi of Lakeridge Elementary School in Mercer Island. Austin has played 208 games rated by Chess Ratings Northwest. 46 players took part in this section.

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Klamath Falls Chess News

Klamath Falls Chess Club (reports on Facebook)

Congratulations to our member Stu Taylor on a nice undefeated performance at the Portland Spring Open (including draws with two experts) – bringing his USCF rating up to 1880. This means that the Klamath Falls Chess Club membership roster now includes three of the top fifty players in Oregon!

Throw in some very strong players in the Medford/Ashland area, and Southern Oregon is better represented within our state’s chess scene than one might think. Watch out Portland, we’re coming for you!

Events at Tacoma Chess Club JOIN THE EVENT

Mike MacGregor of Tacoma vs Travis Olson of Mukiliteo Photo Credit: H. G. Pitre
Mike MacGregor of Tacoma vs Travis Olson of Mukiliteo
Photo Credit: H. G. Pitre

Extremely low turnout for the Tacoma CC March Semi-Class Saturdays forced the organizer, H. G. Pitre, to change the format to a single section swiss tourney which might as well be called an Open.

Low turnout continued for the Tacoma CC March Open Sundays. As a result, we are offering to admit up to twelve new players who want enter next weekend on either day with half-point byes for rounds 1 and 2, and join the field for round 3 for the cost of $30 in either tourney. If you choose to play in both events it will be just $55 total. You will have an excellent chance to win a prize in either event. The March Open Sundays prize specifications remain as before, The Semi Class prizes are now identified in this way: The first three prizes go to those over rated over 1800, and the second three prizes go to those rated under 1800 or unrated.

Please refer to the NWC either the magazine or website detailed tournament listing for the special terms.

Here is the wall chart of the proceedings so far.

TCC March Open Sundays — TCC March Open Sundays Wall Chart, Page 1

Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2
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1. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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2. Bishop, Alan |2000 | — | B 7 |
WA 11311016 | | F0.0 | 1.0 |
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3. Olson, Travis James |1810 | HALF | B 6 |
WA 14841357 | | 0.5 | 1.5 |
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4. Buck, Stephen |1792 | B 8 | B 1 |
WA 10428700 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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5. Bashkansky, Naomi |1675 | W 1 | B 8 |
WA 14048474 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
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6. Varner, Murlin E |1551 | — | W 3 |
WA 12460801 | | X1.0 | 1.0 |
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7. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | ZERO | W 2 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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8. Taylor, Ron | 946 | W 4 | W 5 |
WA 14842387 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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TCC March Semi-Class Saturdays — TCC March Semi- Class PremierWall Chart, Page 1

Name/State ID Group/Team Rate Rnd 1 Rnd 2
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1. NM MacGregor, Michael Scott |2228 | B 5 | W 4 |
WA 12418627 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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2. FM Bartron, Paul |2108 | W 6 | B 3 |
WA 12590173 | | 1.0 | 2.0 |
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3. Bishop, Alan |2000 | B 7 | W 2 |
WA 11311016 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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4. Olson, Travis James |1810 | W 9 | B 1 |
WA 14841357 | | 1.0 | 1.0 |
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5. Buck, Stephen |1792 | W 1 | B 9 |
WA 10428700 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
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6. Tu, Robin Li-Yang |1642 | B 2 | W 7 |
WA 13714563 | | 0.0 | 1.0 |
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7. Yang, Richard |1515 | W 3 | B 6 |
WA 14365082 | | 0.0 | 0.0 |
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8. Hasuike, Mike K |1500 | HALF | HALF |
OR 10505216 | | 0.5 | 1.0 |
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9. Dorfner, Gary |1210 | B 4 | W 5 |
WA 10511780 | | 0.0 | 0.5 |
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Murlin Varner, NWC GP Adm. Photo Credit: H.G. Pitre
Murlin Varner, NWC GP Adm.
Photo Credit: H.G. Pitre

Portland CC Spring Open Results

Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller
Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller

The Portland Chess Club almost got the turnout that the prize fund was based on. 39 players took part in an event at the club on March 8-9, 2014. Handling the directing tasks were Neil Dale of Portland and Jon Fortune of Tualatin. 11 of the players got a lower entry free because they are dues paying members of the club.
Nick Raptis of Portland won the Open Section with 4.5-.5. Sarah May of Vancouver WA was 2nd with 3.5-1.5. Two players scored 4-1 in the Reserve Section: Mike Hasuike and Mu Lin, both of Portland.

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The Portland Chess Club during the 2014 Portland Spring Open. Photo Credit: Brian Berger
The Portland Chess Club during the 2014 Portland Spring Open. Photo Credit: Brian Berger

Chess4Life Bellevue Catholic Challenge Results

The Chess4Life group ran a scholastic event on March 8 in Bellevue, Washington. Lane Van Weerdhuizen was the director.

24 players took part in their first tournament, Beginner Section. Adam Chung of St. Brendan in Bothell won that section with 4.5-.5.

The K- 2nd Grade Section for those rated under 800 was a three way tie all with 5-0 by Dexter Farewell, William Huddleston and Henry Laun. All are students at St. Joseph’s in Seattle. 20 players in this section.

The K-8 Open section had 7 players. Perfect 5-0 score by Alexander Simmons of St. Joseph in Issaquah won it.

The rated under 900 in grades 3-4 had two 4-1 scores to top the section, Mason Flaat and Daniel Bomberger. Both students at St. Louise in Bellevue.

Section for 5th-8th graders and rated under 900 was won with 5-0 score by Alexius Oropesa of St. Brendan in Bothell.

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NW SW Washington Championship Results

Vancouver, Washington, on March 8, 2014, was the site of a three section scholastic event for players K-12. Alan Svehaugh and Norman May directed the event.

The 17 player K-3rd Grade event was won with 5-0 by Stephen Doyle of Cornerstone Christian School in Vancouver. The Grades 4-6 section of 18 players was another 5-0 score to take clear first place by Hayden Uhl of Hockinson Intermediate School in Brush Prairie, Washington. The 9 player section of 7th – 12 Grade students ended with two players scoring 4.5-.5 both of Skyview High School in Vancouver. William Woodrich and Samir Sen. Sen has a master rating in the CRNW rating system and the USCF rating system. Woodrich has one also in the CRNW system but only based on the 5 games in this tournament.

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Shelton View Scholastic Results

Lockwood Elementary School in Bothell, Washington on March 8, 2014 was the site of a large K-6 chess event limited to Northshore School District students. The sponsor was the Shelton View Elementary Chess Club. Chess4Life was the directing group with Elliott Neff the chief TD.

The Kindergarten section of 9 players was won with 5-0 score by the top rated player in the section, Venkatram Chandra of Canyon Creek Elementary School in Bothell. All the other players were taking part in their first rated tournament.
The Grades 1-3 section had 54 players. 24 of them in their first rated event. The winner at 5-0 was Anirudh Rajesh of Shelton View Elementary in Bothell.
The Grades 4-6 section of 62 players was won by two players from Bear Creek Elementary in Woodinville, WA with 5-0 scores, Tshaan Puri and Revanth Pothukuchi . Only 10 players in this section were playing in their first rated tournament.

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The top three teams were: Bear Creek Elementary of Woodinville, Shelton View Elementary of Bothell and Kokanee Elemtary of Woodinville.

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Shelton view tournament final team standings (HTML table).