WA/OR in National Scholastic

The 2012 National K12 Championships that were held 30 November – 2 December at the Marriott Orlando World Center Resort, Orlando, FL had 10 players from Washington and Oregon attending.

Kyle Haining of Kellogg Middle School, Lake Forrest Park WA played in the 95 player 7th grade section and scored 5.5-1.5 tying for 5th-9th place just .5 point behind the 1st-4th place winners. In the same section were Olga Cherepakin of Lakeside Middle School living in Lake Forrest Park WA (4-3) and Konstant Velichko of Inglewood Jr. High in Sammamish WA (4-3).

Marcell Szabo of Lowell Elementary, Seattle WA placed clear first in the 131 player 6th grade section with 6.5-.5. Also in the section with a 4.5-2.5 score was Seth Talyansky of Portland Jewish Academy, Portland OR.

The 5th grade section of 125 players had Jan Buzek of APP at Lincoln, Seattle WA scoring 5-2 and Karen Haining of Ridgeway Elementary, Lake Forrest Park WA scoring 2.5-4.5.

The 4th grade section had 163 players and Marc Huang of Bellevue Children’s Academy scored 6-1 tying for 1st-6th place. Sean Alexander Van-zo-li of Catlin Gabel School in Portland OR scored 4-3 in this section.

The 3rd grade section had 145 players including Aaryan Deshpande of Audubon Elementary, Redmond WA scoring 5-2.

Oregon Scholastic Event

Fall Classic Nov 17, 2012, Eugene, OR had 68 total players. The TD was J. Ramey.

Section Elite 8 results: Grabinsky, Aaron a 9th grader of Coquille, Dalthorp, Matt a 11th grader of Albany and Skalnes, Erik a 10th grader of Eugene tied for 1st all at 3-1. Aaron lost to Erik, Matt lost to Aaron and Erik lost to Matt.
Section Advanced results: Hawks, Brandon a 12th grader of Shelon High School won with 4.5-.5 upping his scholastic rating from 1036 to 1259 based on 23 rated games.
Section Intermediate results: Moses, Rocky of Roosevelt Middle School won 5-0.
Section Novice 1 results: Reeves, Leo a 2nd grader was the 5-0 winner.
Section Novice 2 results: Crow, Atticus a 6th grader and Glesmann, Christopher an 8th grader from Cottage Grove both scored 4-1.

Thanksgiving Scholastic

92 kids in 5 sections took part in the Thanksgiving Scholastic held Nov 23 in Redmond WA as a one-day event, part of the Washington Class. David Hendricks was the TD.

K-3 Open was won by Yu, Jason with a 5-0 score
K-3 U800 was won by Zhang, Jack with a 4-0 score
4-6 Open was won by Zhang, Zachary with a 5-0 score
4-6 U900 was won by Fong, Byron with a 4.5-.5 score
7-12 Open ended in first place tie between Cherepakhin, Olga and Ranganathan, Amartya both scoring 4-1.

Seattle CC Extravaganza

The Seattle Chess Club Extravaganza was held in two sections on Nov 2-4 under the directorship of Fred Kleist.

18 players in the Open section which was won with 6.5-.5 score by Roland Feng of Seattle. He drew with Bryce Tiglon of Redmond. Gabriel Zlovog won the reserve section with 5.5-1.5 over 13 others.

Crosstable here http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201211046302.

Wenatchee tournament Cancelled AGAIN

Notice from Washington Chess Federation President

Hi Everyone,

Due to lack of sign-ups, WCF has decided to cancel the Wenatchee Valley Open chess tournament next weekend (Nov 10-11, 2012). Please cancel any hotel reservations that you may have made. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.

Luckily for us, the convention center will not charge a cancellation fee!

We will continue to search for opportunities to hold an event in Wenatchee sometime in the future.

Josh

Washington Chess Federation Challengers’s Cup Results

The Annual Challengers’ Cup Chess Tournament was held at the Seattle Chess Club on Oct 27-28 under the sponsorship of the Washington Chess Federation and direction of Fred Kleist of Seattle. 27 players took part in the Challengers’ Section and ended in a tie at 3.5-.5 between Tian Sang of WA and Roland Feng of Seattle. The Reserve Section had 32 players and also ended in a two way tie but at 4.5-.5 between Dave Jones and Stuart Rowe both of Seattle. USCF crosstable link.

Info compiled by Russell Miller.

PNW Players at Western States Open

188 players, down some from the 2011 event, took part in the Western States Open in Reno Oct 19-21, 2012. Many of them from the Pacific Northwest.

The TD and Organizer for the event was Jerry Weikel of Reno. PNW players in the Open section were: Nick Raptis of Portland, Ignaxio Perez of Renton, Samir Sen of Vancouver WA all with 3-3 and Viktors Pupols of Kingston at 2.5-3.5.
Expert Section: Paul Bartron of Tacoma 4.5-1.5 tied for 2nd place, Paul Romero of Portland at 4-2, Steve Merwin of WA and John Schwarz of Lacey both at 3-3, Randy Dean of Olympia and Bill Heywood of Portland both 2.5-3.5. A Section: Aaron Grabinsky of Coquille OR with 5-1 tied for 1st place., Drayton Harrison of Seattle, Mich Schemm of Seattle and Randall Smolensky of Oregon all scored 4-2, Joseph Kiiru of Tacoma and Mika Mitchell of WA scored 3-3 while Dan Mayers of Sun Valley ID scored 2-4. B Section: Lon Brusselback of Newport OR and Ritchie Duron OR were at 4-2, Jothi Ramesh of Shoreline WA, Peter Grant of Jacksonville OR, Ronald Kirsch of Tacoma, Kerry Van Veen of Seattle all finished with 3-3, Ewald Hopfenzitz of OR 2.5-3.5, Richard Golden of Brainbridge Island WA and Michael Titus of OR 2-4, plus David Wagner of OR at 1.5-4.5. C Section: August Piper of Seattle 4.5-1.5 tied for 2nd, Jeim Fety of OR 4-2, Michael Orr of Indianola WA and Michael Mellott of Tacoma at 3.5-2.5, Stephen Shook of Bellevue 2.5-3.5 and Bernard Spera of OR at 2-4. D Section: Tomothy Sheehan of WA and Joshua Grabinsky of Coquille OR both at 3-3 and Kichael Kent of WA at 2.5-3.5.

The Seattle Chess Club team won the team prize by .5 ahead of Reno Chess Club.
I don’t list hometowns for some of players because they are not current subscribers to NORTHWEST CHESS. If any readers know them ask them to sign up.

Compiled by Russell Miller.