On May 15, 2011, 45 players met in Wayne for our final swiss tournament of the school year in Pennsylvania. In the Championship section, William Culbertson, Kieran Rebholz, and Bardia Jahanshahi all went 3.0-1.0, with William winning first place on tie-breaks. Abington High School won the team trophy with 5.5 points. In the K-12 U900 section, Adam Buys was the only player to go 4.0-0.0. 7 players tied for 2nd to 8th with a 3.0-1.0 score. In the K-6 U500 section, Matthew Belyakov won 1st place with a 4.0-0.0 score and Jacob Groch came in second with a 3.0-1.0 score. Friends Central won the team trophy in both of the lower sections.
Results for the unrated sections below the fold.
More than 130 players competed in Team Tournament 3 at the Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Vienna. In the K-8 Rated section, there was a four way tie for first place between Floris A (Alex Peng, Neeyanth Kopparapu, Austin Huang, and Rahul Rajan), Hunters Woods (Mandeep Bhadra, Parv Ahuja, Jared Tankel, and Nathan Tankel), Bull Run A (Maggie Luo, Vedant Balu, Neha Pattanaik, and Charlie Gunn), and Bull Run B (Luke Emanuel, Anish Sriniketh, Charles Tai, and Andrew Vo. Each of those teams won three matches and drew one. The first tie break is total games won, and Floris A, Bull Run A, and Hunters Woods all won 14/16 individual games. The final tiebreak is strength of schedule, and on strength of schedule, Floris A narrowly edged out Bull Run A and Hunters Woods.
Peng, Ahuja, Bhadra, Luo, Pattanaik, and Zhang all get an honorable mention for going 4-0, as do Aneesh Boreda who led Steuart Weller to a fifth place finish and Shishir Sriramoju, and integral part of Bull Run C.
Floris E dominated the K-3 unrated section by winning all four of their matches, led by Neel Mandapati’s 4-0, Aman Patel’s 3.5/4, and Matthew Quivey and Sree Revoori who both finished with 3/4. Bull Run D (Amy Luo, Sean Gunn, Ryan Vo, and Joanne Lee) took second place with 2.5/4 in the matches, narrowly edging out the host school, OLGC B (John Dujmovic who went 4-0, Martin Llames, Ben Vertman, and Dean Vance), Virginia Run D (Jonathan Lee who scored 3.5/4 on first bored, Chase Roche, Joshua Byrd, and Jason Cheifitz), and Sunset Hills Montessori (Owen Gemignani, Niels Clark, Connor Poole, and Bora Tekin).
Full results for all individuals and teams below the fold.
In the Spring Rumble, top seeded Joshua Reardon won the Championship section by going 4-0. Hunters Woods was the top team in the section, led by Parv Ahuja and Nathan Tankel.
The brother/sister combination of Gregory and Claire Revesz won the K-12 U-900 and K-6 U-500 sections, respectively, though Gregory tied with Anish Sriniketh in the final round, and both Gregory and Anish finished with 3.5. Anish also helped Bull Run Elementary School to win the team trophy. McNair Elementary just edged out the host school, Floris Elementary, to win the K-6 U-500 section. David Argueta and Santiago de la Cerda guided McNair to the victory, each scoring three points.
Michael Tischler and Gabriel Gladstone both won their unrated quads.
Unrated results below the fold.