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2016

12/11/2016:
CT Scholastic Blitz Championship

12/05/2016:
Standings after round 2 in National Nominations Grand Prix (NNGP) are here.

11/24/2016:
Standings in National Nominations Grand Prix (NNGP) are here.

11/19/16:
EastConn Chess tournament had eight very strong chess players competing. IM Jan Van de Mortel won all three of his games thus winning 1st- Place. Gaetano Bompastore of WMCA shared 2nd-Place and U2000 prizes with Tom Beechey of Mystic Chess Club. Specials thanks to Elizabeth, who allows us into her home, and cooked our hot lunch; Sausage and Peppers, Ziti and Meatballs. Special thanks to WMCA (Western Mass Chess Assoc). They ran a carpool to Coventry with three Class-A players. Thanks also to these chess clubs; UConn-1, NBCC-1, Hebron-1, Coventry-1, Mystic-1. WMCA is a conglomerate of chess clubs in Western Mass. They publish "Skittles Room" magazine. Rob wrote for this publication and helped with production. Rob was friends with the infamous David Lees of Springfield, who was a prime mover for chess. Rob ran several inter- collegiate chess championships at UMass in Amherst and at UConn in Storrs. WMCA is also responsible for the success of the new Stafford Springs Chess Club. This club features several strong WMCA players each Thursday night. WMCA shares the same difficulty that EastConn has. WMCA is too far away to attract Boston area players, whereas EastConn is far away for the players from the New Haven and New Britain areas. EastConn is joining forces with WMCA to support each other's events. We will be organizing carpools to the WMCA events. See our "Calendar" and/or "Carpool" pages for details. View six photos taken at this event on our website. Our next tournament in Coventry is the "Nathan Hale Winter Open" on Jan 7, 2017. Rob Roy Chess Center

11/12/2016:
2016 Greater New Haven Fall Open Standings ... USCF Rating Report
On Saturday Nov 12, 67 players gathered at Elm City Preparatory School for the 2016 Greater New Haven Fall Open, which featured the 1st Leg of the CT National Nominations Grand Prix. For standings see above.

10/8/16:
On Saturday, October 8, 44 players showed up at Hall High School for the West Hartford Scholastic National Chess Day Tournament. This event was a 5 round Swiss event where each player plays an opponent with a similar score. A pizza lunch was included for all the players. The time controls were G/25;d5, making it both quick and regular rated. Conventional USCF tie-break was needed for all awards except 1st overall. Below are the trophy winners with pts earned:
OPEN: 1st Evan Wood (4.5/5), 2nd Daniel Zhou (4/5), 3rd Suma Dendi (4)
1st U900 Niteesh Kalangi (4/5), 2nd U900 Dhanush Kalangi (3/5)
K-5 U600: 1st Owen Tait 4.5/5, 2nd Jordan Lefkowitz 4.5/5, 3rd Jack Clayton 4/5
K-2: 1st Subhang Prabhala (3/5), 2nd Adrian Paez (3/5)
It should be noted that Jack Clayton was the only repeat winner from last April's event. Each winner received a laser-engraved crystal trophy with LED light-up base. Congratulations to all on the effort and sportsmanship showed. The tournament director and organizer was Norman Burtness, assisted by TD Mark Bourque. Click here for USCF results.

5/14/2016:
2016 CT Scholastic State Quick Championship

4/9/2016:
2016 West Hartford Scholastic Championship
Crosstable data is shown in score group/rating order, which is not the same as the tiebreak order used at the event.

4/2/2016:
2016 CT Scholastic Blitz Championship
Crosstable data is shown in score group/rating order, which is not the same as the tiebreak order used at the event.

3/19/2016:
CT State Championship

Section: Championship

 # Name                    Rtng Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Tot  TBrkM TBrkS TBrkC TBrkE 
 1 IAN HARRIS              2343 W5  W6  W7  W2  4.0  7.5   9.5   10    11 
 2 YOON-YOUNG KIM          2322 W13 W10 W3  L1  3.0  9     10    9     8 
 3 HANS MOKE NIEMANN       2425 W9  W4  L2  W7  3.0  8     10    8     8 
 4 MATTHEW DEREK MEREDITH  2178 W15 L3  W13 W6  3.0  6     7     7     8 
 5 HANON RUSSELL           2007 L1  W14 W8  D10 2.5  8     9     5.5   6 
 6 OLIVER CHERNIN          2200 W12 L1  W9  L4  2.0  5     10.5  6     4 
 7 DENNIS FAN LI           2124 W14 W8  L1  L3  2.0  5     10    7     5 
 8 RICHARD BAUER           2215 W11 L7  L5  W12 2.0  4     8     5     5 
 9 JOSEPH E BIHLMEYER      2088 L3  W11 L6  W13 2.0  4     8     4     4 
10 SLAWOMIR J NAUMOWICZ    2091 W16 L2  D12 D5  2.0  4     7     5.5   4 
11 ANDREW R DEXTER         1886 L8  L9  W14 W15 2.0  3     6     3     5 
12 NORMAN BURTNESS         1806 L6  W16 D10 L8  1.5  4     6     4     2 
13 BRYAN A WEISZ           1953 L2  W15 L4  L9  1.0  6     9     3     2 
14 ROBERT CYR              1631 L7  L5  L11 W16 1.0  4     6.5   1     3 
15 Jonathan Szeligowski    1671 L4  L13 W16 L11 1.0  3     6     2     2 
16 BEATRICE LOW            1449 L10 L12 L15 L14 0.0  3.5   5.5   0     0 

Section: Candidates

 # Name                    Rtng Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Tot  TBrkM TBrkS TBrkC TBrkE
 1 ANDREW COLWELL          1919 D3  W2  W5  W4  3.5  6     6.5   8     8 
 2 GAETANO BOMPASTORE      1800 W4  L1  B-- W5  3.0  5     5     6     5 
 3 JACK KOCHANSKY          1657 D1  W5  D4  B-- 3.0  5     5     6     4 
 4 KUMAR GUHAN             1216 L2  B-- D3  L1  1.5  5     8.5   3     0 
 5 DARYL YISHEEN LAVIN     1340 B-- L3  L1  L2  1.0  5     8.5   3     0 
USCF version

2/28/2016:
2016 CT State Scholastic Championship
Crosstable data is shown in score group/rating order, which is not the same as the tiebreak order used at the event.

2/7/2016:
Greater New Haven Winter Open
Crosstable data is shown in score group/rating order, which is not the same as the tiebreak order used at the event.

1/23/2016:
CT State Girls Championship