We set a record in our second year to host the Halloween Chess Tournament sponsored by Sullins Eye Care Center with 159 kids registered to play in both rated and non-rated sections. A big thank you to Horizon Elementary and chess sponsor Ms. Bero for serving as our rain location for the tournament. Our costume contest and dance-off added additional fun to a great tournament. Final results in tie-break order can be found here. The USCF tournament report for the rated sections can be found here (reminder, the USCF report is not in tie-break order). This tournament only affects your rapid/quick rating, not your regular rating.
Thank you to Diana Ng and Scott Wilhelm for wonderful pictures throughout the day. Photo files were shared on the MCCL FaceBook page.
RATED K-3 WINNERS
Congratulations to Esteban Jerez 1st, Isaac Kreusser 2nd, Dennis Lenski 3rd, Annabelle Hsu 4th, Alice Zou 5th, Jimmy McHugh 6th, Isaac Doyle 7th, Cora Newberry 8th, Jacob Kuang 9th, Sam Romanoff 10th (not pictured), and Saisha Iyer (top female who did not otherwise place - not pictured).
RATED K-5 WINNERS
Congratulations Noah Hsu 1st, Kylie Zou 2nd, Sophia Jerez 3rd, Samsara Rajbhandari 4th, Genji Niinoi 5th, Andrew Tkach 6th, Emma Kuang 7th, Xander Yem 8th, Mason Park 9th, Emerson Philips 10th, Brantley Davis 11th, Jethro Jones 12th (not pictured), and Margaret Lin (top female who did not otherwise place - not pictured).
RATED K-8 WINNERS
Congratulations Marek Fries 1st, Artem Starenki 2nd, Nathan Chiu 3rd, Kate Meyer 4th, Caden Jordan 5th, Joseph Park 6th, Holland Lang 7th, Tim Lee 8th, Isabelle Park 9th, Caroline Wang 10th. Tied for 11th: John Chen, Abigail Chan, Anna Ai (not pictured), Christina Yang (not pictured), Aaron Chen, Jack Meyer, Aaron Wiswesser, Sean Rowe, Lily Harper. Anaya Naphade (top female who did not otherwise place-not pictured).
RATED K-12 WINNERS
Congratulations Nirvana Rajbhandari 1st, Jackson Martin 2nd, Andrew Park 3rd, Andrew Yang 4th (not pictured), Jason Park 5th, Ryan Phillips 6th (not pictured).
NON-RATED K-2 WINNERS
Congratulations to Avyaktha Subramania 1st, Arjun Sathees 2nd, Gregory Ryan 3rd, Aryaa Sathees 4th, Christopher Chan 5th, John Park 6th, Yuito Oda 7th, Hannah Kuang 8th, and Savannah Orndorff (top female who did not otherwise place).
NON-RATED K-5 WINNERS
Congratulations Vedanth Siva 1st, Alex Yiyang 2nd, Theodore Piper 3rd, Owen Suckow 4th, Cohen Phillips 5th, James Hoogstra 6th, Tyler Pysh 7th. Tied for 7th (consolation medals): Seth Fleming, Anushka Singhai, Victor Stephenson, Kayden Barbour, and Madison Dew - top female who did not otherwise place.