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2014 – 2015 Season Schedule

TournamentSponsorDateLocationEntry FeeRegister
TRM #89Dr. EttouneyDec. 6, 2014Martin Luther King MS,
Schenectady (map)
FREERegister
Bethlehem Winter OpenDec, 13, 2014Bethlehem Central MSFREE 2:00-7:00 4SS G/30;d5Register
TRM#90Philip SellsJan. 3, 2015Albany HS (map)FREERegister
MLK, KingstonJan. 19, 2015St. Joseph's School, Kingston (map) $15, $10Register
TRM #91Dr. EttouneyFeb. 7, 2015Albany HS (map)FREERegister
Miller Craft FairFeb. 21, 2015Miller Chess Club, KingstonFreeRegister
Albany PAL ChampionshipPolice Athletic LeagueFeb. 16, 2015PAL Center on Madison Ave.FREE
NYS Scholastic Champs, Sar SprFeb. 28-Mar 1Convention Center, Saratoga SpringsEF: $43 by 2/7
TRM #92Varela FamilyMar. 7, 2015Albany Community CS
Albany Community Charter School (map)
FREERegister
Local Community; snack & dinner inviteDate to be determinedWoodcrest (map)FREE (see flyer for details)Register
TRM #93East Greenbush Chess ClubApr. 11, 2015
Albany NYS Museum/Library (map)FREERegister
Platte Cove #2Local Community; snack & dinner inviteApril 25, 2015Elka ParkFREERegister
TRM #94 Bethlehem May InvitationalCCCMay 2, 2015Bethlehem Central MSFREERegister
TRM #95Albany Area Chess ClubJune 6, 2015Rensselaer Boys' & Girls' Club (map)FREERegister

Registration for Dec 6 Tournament

Dec. 6, TRM 89 Martin Luther King Magnet School, Schenectady  (Sponsored by Dr. Ettouney)

USCF Rated Sections: Open (above 1400), King (1000-1400), Queen (601-1000), Rook (Under 600)  Trophies 1-2-3 in each section. Medal 2.5 or more

Non-Member Unrated Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Grades 6-12), Bishop (Grades 3-5), Pawn (Grades K-2).  Trophies 1-2-3 in each section. Medal 2.5 or more.

Time Control: (G/25, d/3) for Open Section; (G/30, d5) for all other Sections.

TEAM AWARDS: All players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top seven teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership for scholastic players age 19 and under. Cost $9 for the year. (Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.)

As of 11/22/2014 5:20 PM:

  1.  Santhosh Abraham, EG, 13, Rook
  2. Sandeep Alampalli, Open
  3. Christian Bixler, Malta, 2, Pawn
  4. Nathaniel Boykin, Malta, 3, Bishop
  5. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  6. Weiam Elmahdi, Malta, 3, Bishop
  7. Jaemani Gaddy, Philip Schyler, 3, Bishop
  8. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC,8, Knight
  9. Michael Ipovich, Stuevesant, 12, Open
  10. Joshua Levin, Hamagrael 4, Bishop
  11. Branden Matuszek, Consortium, 8, Knight
  12. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Rook
  13. Shreyas Raman, Guilderlnad, 7, King
  14. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen

 

Dec. 13, Bethlehem Winter Open, Bethlehem Central MS, Delmar, NY

  1. Santhosh Abraham, EG, 13, Rook
  2. Joshua Levin, Hamagrael 4, Bishop
  3. Kyla Levin, Hamagrael 3, Bishop
  4. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen

Results (Alphabetical) all 2014-2015 Tournaments

The Bethlehem Fall Challenge registered 31 of the necessary 50 pre-registered players by Saturday, Nov. 8, so Brother John could place the order to have the proper trophies for  the six sections (Rook gr 5 & below,Rook Gr 6 & Above, 600-999 and Above 1000)  four sections for rated USCF players and two sections for all unrated players (beginner gr 2-5 and beginner gr 6 and above,  including the Awe section).  Trophies would be given to ten total players, five in each section, winners of sections arranged on the day.  Medals would be given to all earning 2.5 points (2 points for new players) and team plaques would be given to the top three teams.

Nov. 15, 2014 Bethlehem Central MS : Sponsor /

Note: Tournament starts at 2:00. Games at 3:15, 4:30 and 5:45.  Ends (Awards) by 7:00.

Team Awards

  1. Bethlehem Central 13
  2. East Greenbush 12,5
  3. Consortium (Grace Fellowship) 12
  4. Syracuse Academy of Science 7.5
  5. Albany High School 7.5
  6. Saratoga (Blue Streak Blvd) 4.5
  7. Delaware Community Charter School, 43 Bertha St., 12209 3.5
  8. Albany Academy, 135 Academy Rd.  3.5
  9. La Salle Institute, 2

4SS, Rated & Unrated Section, 5 trophies/section (Medals 2.5 or more points) Plaques to top 3 teams (two or more), Certificates for all teams.  (If more than 50 pre-register by Nov. 8 Formula reverts to seven sections as  at TRM tournaments.)

Alphabetical results : Bethlehem Fall Classic, Nov. 15, 2014

First & Last Name, School, Grade, USCF ID, exp, rating (section)

  1. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, 8, AWE dnp
  2. Ellijah Andersen-Seymour, Rensselaer,  6, Knight 431 1
  3. Phillip Anderson, Saratoga, King 952 2
  4. Bonnie Bauer, EGCC, 13, AWE 1018 3
  5. Brayden Box, Cons 6, kNight 518 1
  6. Riley Box, HS 4, Bishop 900 2.5
  7. Sam Box, Cons, Awe 1265 2
  8. Thomas Burgess, RBG 10, Rook 605 3
  9. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, Queen 1019 3
  10. Andrew Cerf, Beth, 3, Rook 270 2.5
  11. Eleanor Cerf,Beth, 3, Rook 181 2
  12. Matthew Collins, Elsmere 4, Bishop 900 3
  13. Miguel Cruz, AHS 9, Rook ns
  14. Robert Davis, Elsmere 5, Rook 207 2
  15. Sarah Dennis, EW, 11, Queen ns
  16. Clark Evans, BethCen 4, Bishop 572 1
  17. Ken Evans, Kingston HS, Awe (Bye Rd 1) 1803 3.5
  18. Giang-Nam Facchetti, Bethlehem, 6, Knight 964 2
  19. Jerry Fan, Alb Acad 1, Rook ns
  20. Samuel Fashola, Slingerlands Elementary, 4, Rook 328 0.5
  21. Matthew Felske, BC 6, kNight 731 2
  22. Michael Fishburn, Bethelehem, 6, Knight 490 1
  23. Andrew Gausepohl, Bulkeley MS RR, 7, Knight 974 2.5
  24. Steve Gausepohl, RR, Awe 350 0
  25. Pallavi Ghosh, 732 , Queen ns
  26. Samantha Giknis, Saratoga, Queen 502 2.5
  27. Ben Goldberg, Beth Cen 6, Rook 533 1.5
  28. Harun Gopal, Sha 8, kNight 710 3
  29. Leo Hagen, HVC 8,  Rook ns
  30. Karl Heck, Open, Rd 1 Bye 1837 0.5
  31. Arthur Huang, Beth Cent 3, Rook  901 2
  32. Michael Ipovich,  Stuevesant, 12, Open ns
  33. Drew Klugman, Bethlehem, 6, Rook 448 1
  34. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC, 8, Knight ns
  35. Elise Ko-Davis, Beth Cen 6, kNight 213 1
  36. John Lamont, Delaware Comm. School, 3, Bishop 468 2
  37. Joshua Levin, Hamagrael 4, Bishop 900 3.5
  38. Kyla Levin, Hamagrael 3, Bishop 900 1.5
  39. Jingxuan Liu, Bethlehem, 9, King 1127 1.5
  40. Mingrui (Max) Liu, Koda 8, King 1418 2
  41. Mary Livingston, East Greenbush, Awe 408 1
  42. Dharini Madadi, Alb Acad 4, Rook Unr 100 ns
  43. Balaji Mahadevan, EGC, 3, Queen 836 1
  44. Bill Matters, EG, Awe 1535 3
  45. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook 217 2
  46. Ben Matzel, Ballston Spa MS, 7, Knight 717 2
  47. Sean Mcduffie, AHS, 11, Rook ns
  48. Kassi McTague, AHS, 10, Rook 641 3
  49. Sean Meek, Beth Cent 3, Rook 494 4
  50. Peter Michelman,, 13, Open 2043 3.5
  51. Paul Moore, Open (not current uscf- Awe) 1077 2
  52. John Murphy, LSI 9, Rook 495 2
  53. Abby Nautel, Eagle Elem, 5, Bishop 859 2
  54. Nitin Obla, Shaker, 8, Open ns
  55. Aaditya Ojha, Singerlands Elementary, 2, Queen 783 1
  56. Oliver Pflaum, Cons 7, Queen 862 2
  57. Nikhil Radosevich, Bethlehem 4, Bishop 522 1.5
  58. Ethan Rafferty, AlbAc 3, Rook 176 1.5
  59. Shreyas Raman, Farnsworth 7, King dnp
  60. Nicholas Rappazzo, East Greenbush 7, kNight 855 2.5
  61. Jade Regner, SAS,7, Queen 1090 3
  62. Jalynn Regner, SAS, 3, Rook 165 1.5
  63. Jocelyn Regner,SAS, 1, Pawn 900 1
  64. Justin Regner,SAS, 9, King 1053 2
  65. Gabriel Rodriguez, EG  , Bishop 1150 3.5
  66. Rylen Rosenswig,Delaware Comm.School, 3 Bishop 558 1.5
  67. Matan Ruggiero,    , Bishop 350 1
  68. ZaZa Samadashvili, EG, Awe 1743 3.5
  69. Joseph Schneider, La Salle Institute, King dnp
  70. Cade Smith-Hourigan,   , Rook 392 2
  71. Michael Spinella, Bethlehem, 9, Rook 101 0.5
  72. James Temple, Bethlehem, 8, Rook 579 1
  73. Peter Truesdall, East Greenbush 6, kNight 651 2
  74. Carlos Varela, Consortium, 13, Open 1836 2.5
  75. Catalina Varela, Consortium, 6, Queen 769 4
  76. Tatiana Varela, Consortium, 7, Rook 591 3
  77. Luke Villani, Bethlehem 10, Rook 422 1
  78. Giovanny Vincento, AHS 9, Rook 256 1.5
  79. William Wu, Elsmere 4, Rook ns
  80. Tomer Zilberberg, –, Bishop 613 1

Results from Nov. 1, 2014 TRM 88 SUNY, 1400 Washington Ave. Albany : Special thanks to the Whyte Family for sponsoring this tournament.

Due to the Large Campus: Easiest to enter from Fuller Rd (Rt 156) to Tricentennial Drive and head straight ahead to the Campus Center Building.  Unload passengers, then find parking.  Tournament will be held in Assembly Hall B while Fireside Lounge is available for parents, coaches, friends, etc.  (Skittles Area).  Plan to arrive before 9:30 as tournament begins sharply at 10:00.  Pre-registration a must!  Check website here for correct listing. Updated Friday at 12:00 Noon.

Team Awards

  1. East Greenbush 14
  2. Albany High School 13
  3. Bethlehem Central 13
  4. St Joseph Mighty Pawns, Kingston 11.5
  5. Consortium 10
  6. Albany Community Charter School 8.5
  7. Loya 8
  8. Scotia-Glenville 7.5
  9. LaSalle Institute 9
  10. Syracuse Academy of Science4.5
  11. Saratoga 4.5
  12. Albany Academy 3.5
  13. Saugerties Central 3
  14. Woodstock Day School 2.5

First & Last Name, School, Grade, USCF ID, exp, rating (section)

  1. Santhosh Abraham, EG, Rook dnp
  2. Adam Alecsic, Hackett 8, kNight ns
  3. Phillip Anderson, Sar 8, Queen 3.5 1st
  4. Michael Armonious, MP, 1
  5. Tayshaun Bailey, ACCS 6, kNight 2
  6. Bonnie Bauer, EG, Awe 1
  7. Matthew Belfance, MP 6, Rook 2
  8. Zachary Belfance, MP 9, kNight 2
  9. Zachary Benson, AHS 12, Queen 2
  10. Jack Berry, AHS 9, Rook 1
  11. Kwame Boayke, –, Pawn 1 3rd
  12. Anthony Brown, ACCS 6, kNight 1
  13. Andrew Brucker, MP 5, Rook 2
  14. Daniel Brucker, MP 7, Rook 3 2nd
  15. Steve Brucker, –, Awe 2
  16. Thomas Burgess, RBG 10, Rook 2
  17. Rhamel Bynum, AHS 11, Queen 3
  18. Zachary Calderon, S-G, Open ns
  19. Ron Calixto, MP, Awe ns
  20. Uriel Calixto, MP, Queen 1.5
  21. Evan Dong, MP 2, Pawn 2 1st
  22. Rayheim Dreyton, ACCS 7, kNight 1
  23. Adam Carr, AHS 9, Queen ns
  24. Andrew Cerf, –, Rook 3
  25. Eleanor J Cerf –, Rook 1.5
  26. Miguel Cruz, AHS 9, Rook 1.5
  27. Evan Dong, MP 2, Pawn 2 2nd
  28. Peter Dong, MP 3, Rook 1
  29. Stephen Dong, MP 7, King 1.5
  30. Rayheim Drayton, ACCS 7, kNight 1
  31. Gregory Emmons, –, Rook 2
  32. Ken Evans, EG, Awe 3 3rd
  33. Jerry Fan, AA 1, Rook 0
  34. Jared Federman, ACCS , Open 1.5
  35. Michael Fishburn, BC 6, kNight 3
  36. Jamol Franklin, ACCS 6, kNight 1.5
  37. Lila Freeman, MP 5, Rook 3
  38. Mactier Freeman, MP 7, Rook 0.5
  39. Liz Gialanella, AHS, Rook 4
  40. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood Elem 3, Bishop ns
  41. Harum Gopal, Shaker 8, kNight 3 2nd
  42. Josh Gully, –, Awe ns
  43. Derin Gumustop, BethCen 8, King 3 2nd
  44. Karl Heck, –, Open1.5
  45. Marcus Henson, ACCS , 1
  46. Connor Hurley, EG 7, Rook 3 3rd
  47. Lytele Jackson, ACCS 7, kNight ns
  48. Theotis Johnson, AHS 9, Rook ns
  49. Giona Kleinberg, Saugerties 8, kNight 3 3rd
  50. Samuel Koblensky, EG, kNight 3
  51. Jacob Kruzansky, Voorheesville 9, kNight ns
  52. Antonio Lacy, –, Queen 2
  53. Jordan Leslie, ACCS 6, kNight 1.5
  54. Jingxuan Liu, BethCen 9, kNight 4 1st
  55. Mingrui (Max) Liu, Koda , 1
  56. Blaise Loya, Loya 2, King 3.5 1st
  57. Melodie Loya, Loya 4, King 2.5 3rd
  58. Theo Loya, Loya PK, Rook 2
  59. Mingrui (Max) Liu, Koda 8, Open 1
  60. Dharini Madadi, Alb Acad 4, Rook ns
  61. Balaji Mahadevan, EG 3, Queen 3 3rd
  62. Michael Malatino, AA 3, Bishop 1.5 3rd
  63. Benjamin Matsuo, AlbAc 3, Rook 1.5
  64. Bill Matters, EG, Awe 3 2nd
  65. Xavier McCarthy, ACCS 7, Queenn 3
  66. Sean McDuffie, AHS 11, Rook 1
  67. Connor McKenna, MP 5, Rook 0.5
  68. Ryan McKenna, MP 9, Rook 2
  69. Kassie McTague, AHS 10, Rook 3
  70. Colin Mendrick, LSI 9, Rook 3
  71. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Lake 2, Queen 1
  72. Peter Michelman, –, Open 3.5 1st
  73. Nathaniel Mitzel, MP 7, Rook 2
  74. John Murphy, LSI 9, Queen 1
  75. Aubrey Nooks, AHS, Rook 3
  76. Nitin Obla, Sha 8, Open 2
  77. Gavin Perri, WDS 7, Rook 2.5
  78. Oliver Pflaum, Consortium 7, Queen 2
  79. Ethan Rafferty, AlbAc 3, Rook 0.5
  80. Connor Raven, SG 4, Bishop 4 1st
  81. Tyler Raven, SG 1, Pawn 2.5 1st
  82. Jade Regner, SAS 7, Queen 3 2nd
  83. Jalynn Regner, SAS 3, Rook 1
  84. Jocelny Regner, SAS K, Pawn 0.5
  85. Justin Regner, SAS 9, Queen ns
  86. Martha Samadashvili, EG 5, Open ns
  87. ZaZa Samadashvili, EG, Open 4 1st
  88. Deon Santhosh, Behtlehem Central 3, Queen 2
  89. Joseph Schneider, LSI, Awe 3
  90. Philip Sells, –, Open 2.5 3rd
  91. Jordan Simmons,
  92. Cameron Slutzky, MP 7, Rook 1
  93. Serigne Sow, ACCS 6, kNight 2
  94. Matthew Smith, MP 7, kNight 2
  95. Megan Sorbellini, MP 7, Rook 2
  96. Jessica Sorbellini, MP, Rook 2
  97. Davis Sterner, AHS, Open 2
  98. Ned Van Loan, MP 4, Bishop 1
  99. Carlos Varela, Cons, Open 2.5 2nd
  100. Catalina Varela, Cons 6, Rook 3
  101. Tatiana Varela, Cons 7, rook 2.5
  102. Giovanny Vincento, AHS 9, Rook 1
  103. Christian Wallace, AHS 9, kNight 2
  104. Harold Wang, EG 5, Queen 1.5
  105. Jared Wargacki, EG 8, kNight 4 1st
  106. Richard Wargacki, EG, Awe 1
  107. William Wu, Elsmere 6, Rook ns
  108. Charles Xue, CCC 2, Rook 2.5

Results- TRM 87 Alphabetical from Oct. 18, 2014 Montessori Magnet School : Special thanks to the Nevo Family for sponsoring this tournament.

Team Results:  (Based on top four schools from all sections) Plaques to top Seven. Certificates suitable for framing for all schools.

  1. East Greenbush 14
  2. Bethlehem Central 13
  3. Albany High School 9.5
  4. La Salle Institute 8.5
  5. Montessori Magnet School 8.5
  6. Albany Academy 8
  7. Syracuse Academy of Science 7
  8. Shaker Junior High 6.5
  9. Chinese Community Center 5
  10. Albany Community Charter School 3.5
  11. Saratoga 2.5

First & Last Name, School, Grade, USCF ID, exp, rating (section)

  1. Santhosh Abraham , East Greenbush, Rook  576 1012 2.5
  2. Sandeep Alampalli, AA 8, Awe 1768 1759 3 2nd
  3. Adam Alecsic, Hack 8, kNight – 595 1
  4. Late Add: David Amodio, — -, Awe Unr 644 2
  5. Elijah Anderson-Seymour, RBG 6, Rook Unr 784 2.5
  6. Phillip Anderson, Saratoga 8, Queen 840 759 1.5
  7. Bonnie Bauer, EG, Awe Unr 1092 1
  8. Jack Berry, AHS 9, Rook Unr 456 1.5
  9. Add: Anthony Brown, ACCS, kNight – 350 0
  10. Jylen Burden, AHS 9, Rook Did not play
  11. Thomas Burgess, RBG 10, Rook Unr 1200 4 1st
  12. Rhamel Bynum, AHS 10, Queen 707 742 1st
  13. Adam Carr, AHS 9, kNight (Rook?) – 762 2
  14. Andrew Cerf, Sling 5, Bishop 105 100 1
  15. Ellie Cerf, Sling 3, Bishop 169 149 1
  16. Miguel Cruz, AHS 9, Rook Unr 119
  17. Add: Skyheim Davis, AHS , kNight (rook?)766 2
  18. Gregory Emmons, AHS 9, Rook Unr 1150 3 2nd
  19. Jerry Fan, AA 1, Rook Unr 900 1.5
  20. Add: Jared Federnan, ACCS, Awe Unr 1564 2.5
  21. Add: Jamol Franklin, ACCS, kNight – 466 1
  22. Add: Zachary Fredickson, AHS , kNight – 465 1
  23. Add: Samantha Giknis, Sar, Awe 375 469 1
  24. Harun Gopal, Shaker 8, kNight – 1100 3 3rd
  25. Derin Gumustop, Bethlehem 8, King 1062 1050 3 2nd
  26. Karl Heck, — -, Awe Unr 1543 2.5
  27. Connor Hurley, EG 7, kNight – 817 2
  28. Theotis Johnson, AHS 9, Rook Did not play
  29. Stephen Jordan, LSI 12, kNight Did not play
  30. Add: Drew Klugman, Beth , 263 378 3
  31. Samuel Koblensky, EG 8, kNight – 1100 4 1st
  32. Jacob Kruzansky, Voor 9, kNight – 705 2
  33. Stephen Kullas, — -, Awe Did not play
  34. John Lamont, DCCS 3, Rook 283 267 0
  35. Mary Livingston, EG, Awe Unr 350 1
  36. Dharini Madadi, Alb Acad 4, Rook Unr Did not play
  37. Balaji Mahadevan, EG 3, Queen 716 707 3rd
  38. Michael Maroli, LSI 12, kNight – 797 2
  39. Benjamin Matsuo, Alb Acad 3, Bishop Unr 900 1
  40. Bill Matters, EG, Awe 1536 1526 2
  41. Colin Mendrick, LSI 9, kNight Unr 273 2
  42. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Lake 2, Queen 620 851 3 1st King
  43. Sean McDuffie, AHS 10, kNight Unr 350 0
  44. Laurie Miroff, AA 3, Rook (join) Did not play
  45. Edward Murphy, Tang, Awe 1398 1407 2.5
  46. John Murphy, LSI 9, Queen Unr 976 3
  47. Luke Murphy, Tang 5, Rook 152 163 1.5
  48. Add: Lia Nevo, MMS , 1.5 1st
  49. Add: Liv Nevo, MMS  , 2.5 3rd
  50. Aubrey Nooks, AHS 11, Queen Unr 707 1.5
  51. Nitin Obla, Shaker 8, Awe 1415 1476 3.5 1st
  52. Add: Pretesh Prakash, — -, 2.5
  53. Ethan Rafferty, AA 3, Rook Unr 900 2
  54. Nicholas Rappazzo, EG 7, kNight – 1050 4 2nd
  55. Jade Regner, SSA 7, Queen 851 862 3 3rd King
  56. Jalynn Regner, SSA 3, Rook Unr 100 1
  57. Jocelyn Regner, SSA 1, Pawn Unr 900 1
  58. Justin Regner, SSA 9, Queen 938 904 2nd
  59. Gabriel Rodriguez, EG 4, Bishop Unr 900 2nd
  60. Late Add: Ryan Rogers, — – , Awe Unr 734 2
  61. Rylen Rosenwig, DCCS 3, Bishop Did not play
  62. Najjijel Sales, MLK 6, kNight – 588 1.5
  63. ZaZa Samadashvili, EG, Awe 1738 1729 3 3rd
  64. Matthew Samuel, — -, Awe Unr 543 1
  65. Deon Santhosh, East Greenbush 3, Queen 488 586 1.5
  66. Joseph Schneider, LSI, King Unr 717 1.5
  67. Luke Villani, Beth, Awe 421 559 3 3rd
  68. Giovanny Vincento, AHS 9, Rook Unr 823 2
  69. Harold Wang, EG, Queen 884 847 1.5
  70. Sophia Wang, CCC 6, kNight – 591 2
  71. Jared Wargacki, EG 8, kNight – 1100 3
  72. William Wu, Elsmere 4, Bishop Unr 900 4 1st
  73. Charles Xue, CCC 2, Rook 440 539 3

Results – TRM 86 Alphabetical from Oct. 4, 2014 at Albany Academy : Special thanks to the Alampalli Family for sponsoring this tournament.

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership. Cost $9 for the year. (Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.)

First & Last Name, School, Grade, USCF ID, exp, rating (section) pawn 5, bishop 8, knight 14, rook 19, queen 11, king 8, awe 19 Total 84.

All play four games. Rounds 10:00, 11:25, 12:55, 2:10.  Awards 3:30.  EF:

Team Results:  (Based on top four schools from all sections) Plaques to top Seven. Certificates suitable for framing for all schools.

  1. Bethlehem Central, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar 12.5
  2. East Greenbush 12
  3. Consortium 12
  4. Chinese Community Center, Latham 11.5
  5. Albany Academy 10.5
  6. Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Ave., Troy 12180
  7. Albany Community Charter School, 42 S Dove, Albany 12202 9.5
  8. Guilderland Library 9.5
  9. Albany High School 8.5
  10. Syracuse Academy of Science 8.5
  11. Delaware Charter School, Bertha St, 6.5
  12. Hackett Middle School, 45 Delaware Ave 3

Free until 9:15 at the door. $5.00 after 9:15.  Pairings posted 9:50.

  1. Add: Santhosh Abraham, East Greenbush, Awe Unr 576 1
  2. Sandeep Alampalli, Albany Acad 8, Awe 1768 1772 Third
  3. Adam Aleksic, Hackett 8, kNight 1104 1102 3 Third
  4. Add: Phillip Anderson, Sar -, Queen 840 825 2.5 Third
  5. Add: Tayshawn Bailey, ACCS -, 750 785 2
  6. Add S. Moore Boakye, ACCS, Pawn 750 406 0.5
  7. Add: Dwayne Boss, ACCS, Awe Unr 1629 2
  8. Add: Rhamel Bynum, AHS 9, Queen 700 778 2.5
  9. Sophie Calderon, Emma Willard 9, Rook 487 474 3
  10. Add: Zachary Calderon, S-G -, Awe 1928 1952 3.5 First
  11. Add: Andrew Cerf, Beth Central -, 750 653 0.5
  12. Add: Ellie Cerf, Beth Central -, 750 810 3 First
  13. Christopher Conroy, —, Awe 1150 Did not play
  14. Peter Conroy, Waterford-Halfmoon 8, kNight 750
  15. Sophie Conroy, St. Pius X 3, Bishop 750 721 0
  16. Robert Davis, Elsmere 5, Rook 188 153 2
  17. Sarah Dennis, Emma Willard 11, Queen 605 621 2
  18. Ken Evans, Kingston HS, Awe 1805 1791 2.5
  19. Jerry Fan, Alb Acad 1, Pawn 750 780 3.5 First
  20. Add: Jared Federman, —. Awe 115- 1173 1
  21. Patrick Francini, LaSalle Ins. 6, Rook Unr 100 0
  22. Add: Jamol Franklin, ACCS -, 750 697 1
  23. Add: Ronghai (David) Gong, –, King 1396 1438 3 First
  24. Divigashree Gopal, Loudonville Elem 3, Bishop 750 Did not play
  25. Harum Gopal, Shaker HS 8, kNight 750 715 1
  26. Derin Gumustop, Bethlehem Central 8, King 1062 1195 Second
  27. Add: Marcus Hensen, ACCS -, 750-695 1
  28. Karl Heck, — -, Awe 1828 1819 2.5
  29. Theotis Johnson, Alb HS 9, Rook Unr. Did not play
  30. Add: Drew Klugman, Bethlehem Central MS 5, 263 388 3
  31. Sam Koblensky, East Greenbush 8, kNight 915 1092 4 First
  32. Jacob Kruzansky, Voorheesville HS 9, kNight 750 799 2.5
  33. So Young Kwon, Emma Willard 10, kNight 750 809 2.5
  34. Antonio Lacy, Myers 8, Queen 776 694 1
  35. Add:  John Lamont, DCCS -, Bishop 283 519 3 Second
  36. Kevin Lee, Lake Ave 2, Pawn 550 707 3.5 Second
  37. Li, Erica, CCC 7, Rook  Unr 548 2.5
  38. Add: Antonio Lacy, Myers -, 776 694 1
  39. Blaise Loya, Loya 4, King 1208 1173 1.5
  40. Melodie Loya, 4, King 1066 1062 1.5
  41. Theo Loya, Loya PK, Rook 301 303 2
  42. Dharini Madadi, Alb Acad 4, Rook Unr 100 1
  43. Jayshumier Maggs, Myers 7, kNight 750 750 663 1
  44. Add: Michael Malatino, Alb Acad -, Unr 255 2
  45. Balaji Mahadevan, East Greenbushl 3, Queen 716 786 2
  46. Bill Matters, East Greenbush  , Awe 1536 1528 1
  47. Add: Benjamin Matsuo, Alb Acad -, Unr 100 0
  48. Branden Matuszek, Consortium 8, kNight 750 758 2
  49. Add: Xavier McCarthy, ACCS -, 451 416 2
  50. Kassi L McTague, Alb HS 10, Rook 178 436 3 Second
  51. Sean Meek, Bethlehem Central 3, Rook 256 345 2
  52. Joey Mercado, McGinn 10, Rook 518 427 1 Expired membership
  53. Add: Joel R Miranti, —, Awe 1132 1108 0
  54. John Murphy, LaSalle Ins 9, kNight 750 785 2
  55. Rithvik Narra, Tesago 3, Bishop 650 655 2.5 Third
  56. Saathvik Narra, Acadia 8, Rook 595 581 Third Expired membership
  57. Nitin Obla, Shaker -, Awe  1415 1440 2
  58. Lasya Penumalla, EG 1, Pawn 750 Did not play
  59. Shriya Penumalla, EG 3, Bishop 750 744 0
  60. Add: Oliver Gra Pflaum, —, 620 875 4 Second
  61. Stelin Poola, Martin Luther King MS 6, kNight 1050 1064 3 Second
  62. Ethan Rafferty, Alb Acad 3, Rook   (Bye Rd 1) 750 100 1
  63. Shreyas Raman, FMS 7, King 1204 1252 Third
  64. Jade Regner, Syracuse Acad of Sc CS Gr 7, Queen 851 841 2
  65. Jalynn Regner, Syracuse Acad of Sc CS Gr 4, Rook Unr 100 1
  66. Jocylyn Regner, Syracuse Acad of Sc CS Gr 1, Pawn 750 665 1.5 Third
  67. Justin Regner, Syracuse Acad of Sc CS Gr 9, Queen 938 1031 4 First
  68. Add: David J Rynkowski, —, 890 860 0
  69. Martha Samadashvili, — -, Awe 1910 1918 3 Second
  70. Zaza Samadashvili, — -, Awe 1738 1749 2.5
  71. Deon Santhosh, East Greenbush 3, Rook 479 637 4 First
  72. Joseph Schneider, LaSalle Institute, King Unr 1159 1.5
  73. Add: Philip Sells, —, Awe 2009 2010 1
  74. Add: Jordan Simmons, ACCS -, 750 803 2.5
  75. Serigne Sow, ACCS -, 750 752, 2
  76. David Sterner, Alb HS, Awe 1931 1904 2
  77. Peter Truesdall, East Greenbush 6, kNight 750 856 2.5
  78. Add: Mercedes Upshur, EG, Awe 832 830 0
  79. Carlos Varela, Cons –, Awe 1842 1850 3
  80. Catalina Varela, Cons 6, Rook  554 521 2
  81. Tatiana Varela, Cons 7, Rook 185 456 3
  82. Luke Villani, Bethlehem 10, Rook 421 Did not play
  83. Valentina Vrancic, Emma Willard 10, kNight 750 683 1
  84. Harold Wang, East Greenbush 5, Queen 884 767 1
  85. Sophia Wang, CCC 6, kNight 863 950 3
  86. Jared Wargacki, East Greenbush 8, kNight 940 939 2.5
  87. Daniel Whelan, Westmere 5, Bishop 750 755 2.5
  88. Christine Whyte, Alb Acad, Awe 1131 Did not play
  89. Joseph Whyte, Alb Acad, Awe 1377 1369 1
  90. Killian Whyte, Alb Acad 9, Queen 791 790 2
  91. Yu Yue, Emma Willard, Awe 643 Did not play
  92. Xiaoyu (Ava) Xu, Emma Willard 11, King 1752 1719 2.5 Expired membership
  93. Xue, Charles, CCC 2, Rook 440 442 2.5
  94. Cara Yi, Emma Willard 9, kNight 750 717 1

All Eyes on NYS Championship Aug. 29 through Sept. 1

This six round State Chess Championship at the Albany Marriott offered many options for its $13,000 unconditionally guaranteed prize fund this Labor Day weekend. Including a Blitz Championship Friday Night it sweetened the heart of the most serene. For information and details visit http://www.chesstour.com/nysc14.htm

August Blitz at Proctors

The Summer Blitz tournament at Proctors (5 SS, G/5, d0) took place on August 25, 2014, Monday, from 11:00 through 12:30.  There’s no morel time to sign up for the many prizes or to meet the great champions who attend this ongoing service in the Electric City, Schenectady.

The Summer Chess in the (Electric) City program concluded with many prizes on Monday, Aug. 25 under the Proctors Marquee. Exciting Wins and Near-Misses were had by many good wishers.  Free, and open to all. Sign-ups were on site allowed until 11:00 for the 5 round tournament, with Game in 5 minutes and no time delay.  Miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet many of the up and coming and gone and went stars from both the past and rangeing into the future generations?- Never!!

Martha Marches to Mexico, July 18 results

The Pan-American Youth Chess Tournament in Mexico this July (10-17) has chosen well as Martha Samadashvili will represent the Under-10 USA girls in this prestigious event.  She is the only New York State representative chosen yet based on her results so far all indications are she can measure up to and surpass all expectations.  Bill ‘Everything’ Matters, her mentor from the East Greenbush Chess Club, spoke glowingly of her most recent conquests and phenonmenal successes at the Chess Picnic at Christian Brothers Academy on June 18 as she engaged in a demonstration  of Blitz chess against Coach of the Year Zachary Calderon.  Good luck, Martha. Vaya con dios!

July 28, 2014: Here are the results– Beyond Simply Amazing…

Top 3 U10 Girls:  Congratulations to Martha on her continuing voyage!! 
1 WCM Samadashvili Martha 0 USA – 9
2 WCM Dommalapati Aasa 0 USA – 7
3 WCM Mena Martinez Brisa 0 MÉX – 6½

Dogged Lately? Try Dog Days Chess

Eleven Players Survive August Heat.   The 3-Round Swiss tournament on Sunday, August 10, had 11 players report in for the start of the Dog Days tournament.  Results  follow:

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Tot
1 Arthur L Alowitz 12104800 1569 W11 W2 W3 3
2 Jason P Denham 14339206 1684 W5 L1 B— 2
3 Peter Zaas 10346151 1828 W9 W8 L1 2
4 Edward S Murphy 12653388 1369 L7 W10 W8 2
5 William Montross 13381327 1315 L2 H— W9
6 John Gerard Femia 13986060 1049 L8 H— W10
7 Robert Rotter 12734684 1936 W4 H— U—
8 Walter J Snyder 10120438 1385 W6 L3 L4 1
9 Paul Axel-lute 12612625 1366 L3 W11 L5 1
10 Luke Murphy 14769187 141 H— L4 L6 ½
11 Steven Tyndall 15477494 unr. L1 L9 H— ½

AUG. 10 2014 Dog Days of Summer Capital District Chess Tournament G/60 At the Eastern Parkway Bridge and Games, 1639 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, NY. 4 Sections: Open, under 1800, under 1500, under 1200. Cash prize $50 to winners of each section b/20.Registration by email: AlbanyAreaChessClub@gmail.com by Aug 2 EF $20, $25 at the door, no credit cards please. Registration: 9-9:30. Rds.: 10, 1, 3. Byes: 2nd round only. BYO equipment, membership card. Directed by Charles Eson
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