MidTown Elementary hosted our first team + individual over-the-board tournament of the school year, and it was fabulous! Our newest school in the Madison system was designed for events just like this offering plenty of room for players and families to spread out and enjoy the day. Thank you MidTown for being an excellent host! Thank you Nadia Sosonkina for taking the awards ceremony photos!
The final tournament report with individual and team standings in tie-break order can be found here. The USCF tournament report (not in tie-break order) with everyone's updated ratings can be found here.
CAFETERIA - SKITTLES AREA
The day started with instructions for the players in the cafeteria. Outside the cafeteria, our sponsor Lockheed Martin set up a corn hole game, and the playground was accessible directly from the cafeteria.
Round 1 began with a fist bump instead of a handshake. Thank you to all of our players who observed our safety protocols. We lost a few players after registration due to illness or quarantine, but ended up having 130 students in grades K-12 playing Saturday.
SILENT AUCTION BY LOCKHEED MARTIN
Lockheed Martin 3D printed five unique chess sets as a fund raiser for MCCL helping our organization raise $500 total! Thank you to everyone who bid on a chess set.
K-3 UNDER 300 SECTION
The K-3 Under 300 section was the largest, and it was exciting to so many unrated players competing in their first rated tournament. Until one plays in 26 rated games, the USCF reports a rating with the letter "p" by your number which stands for provisional. So if you played all 5 rounds of QQ, you might see a rating like this: 325P5. Many of our players achieved a rating or provisional rating above 300 in this tournament. That will mean they will register for K-3 Championship at Rookie Rally in February!
Congratulations to the individual winners (above): Elliott Poole 1st, Isaac Doyle 2nd, Avyaktha Subramania 3rd, Alex Cai 4th, John Park 5th, Theodore Piper 6th, Cora Newberry 7th, Lewis Washburn 8th, Owen Suckow 9th, Alex Lee 10th. Tied for 10th place medals: Cohen Phillips, Yuito Oda, Grason Riddle, Sarvesh Satheesh, CJ Conley, and Daniel Lee. Top female who did not otherwise place: Saisha Iyer.
K-3 UNDER 300 TEAM AWARDS
1ST PLACE - RAINBOW
2ND PLACE - HORIZON
3RD PLACE - COLUMBIA
4TH PLACE - MILL CREEK
5TH PLACE - HERITAGE
K-3 U300 SECTION
K-3 CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
Congratulations to the individual winners in K-3 Championship (above): Esteban Jerez 1st, Kylie Zou 2nd, Alice Zou 3rd, Annabelle Hsu 4th, Asher Allison 5th, Asher Allison 6th, Emory Howell 6th, Jimmy McHugh 7th, Dennis Lenski 8th, Jacob Bluestone 9th.
In the team competition we had just two teams. We expect the number of teams in the K-3 Championship section to grow by the Rookie Rally in February as more younger players continue to play.
1ST PLACE - HORIZON
2ND PLACE - RAINBOW
K-5 CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
Congratulations individual winners in the K-5 section: Jethro Jones 1st, Sophia Jerez 2nd, Andrew Tkach 3rd, Genji Niinomi 4th, Jaxton Salisbury 5th, Noah Hsu 6th, Emerson Phillips 7th, Issa Kreusser 8th, Vedanth Siva 9th, Margaret Lin 10th. Tied for 10th place medals: Shravan Balaji, Xander Yem, Rhyan Quansah, and Mason Park. Top female who did not otherwise place: Lauren Cory.
1ST PLACE - RAINBOW
2ND PLACE - MILL CREEK
3RD PLACE - HERITAGE
4TH PLACE - COLUMBIA
5TH PLACE - HORIZON
K-8 CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
Congratulations individual winners in the K-8 section: Aadi Saxena 1st, Andrew Yang 2nd, Artem Starenki 3rd, Caden Jordan 4th, Nirvana Rajbhandari 5th, Daniel Hu 6th, Joseph Park 7th, Edward Xiao 8th, Tristan McCluney 9th, Rimes Kent 10th. Tied for 10th place medals: Cooper Meyer, Arush Sharma, Samuel Billions, Aaron Chen, and John Chen. Top female who did not otherwise place: Isabelle Park.
1ST PLACE - DISCOVERY
2ND PLACE - TUPELO CHRISTIAN
K-12 OPEN SECTION
In the K-12 section, the top 5 received trophies. Congratulations to Victor Lundy 1st, Caleb Chen 2nd, William Billions 3rd, Jackson Martin 4th, Zachary Calinsky 5th. Tied for 5th place medals: Jason Park and Oviya Gowder. Top female who did not otherwise place was Constance Wang.