Eighty-seven players participated in the 2011 Halloween Gambit at Wayne Elementary on October 30th. In the K-3 U400 section, Jack Lieberman and Avinash Shende both went 4-0. In the 4-8 U400 section, Gloria Cao earned almost 300 rating points for her 4-0 effort. The K-8 U800 section was won by Jonah Taranta on tiebreaks, as both he and Zachary Kingsley went 4-0. Tom McKenzie - Smith, the 8th seed, also scored a perfect 4-0 score to win the Championship section.
full tournament results can be seen at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201110303361
On Friday, October 14th, 12 players met in Bryn Mawr Community Center for the latest installment of the Friday Night Action series. All the players competed in one section, with National Master Peter Minear going 4-0 to win first place. There was a two-way tie for the top Under 1400 prize, with Edward Mackouse and Joshua Bresler going 2-2. The next Friday Night Action will be held again at the Bryn Mawr Community Center at 9 S. Bryn Mawr St., Bryn Mawr, PA, on November 18 at 7pm.
Full tournament results can be seen at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201110147331
FALL WARM-UPOver 40 players kicked off the chess tournament season with the Fall Warm Up at Wayne Elementary on October 8th. In the K-3 U400 section, Paolo Marchiano, Aneesh Raparla, and Grayson David Wade, all went 3-1 to tie for first. In the 4-8 U400 section, 5 players went 3-1: Akhil V.Sreedhara, David Weger, Kevin Michael Lattanzio, Jr., Vijay Balaji, and Spencer Milanek. The K-8 U800 section was won by Bejamin Klenk, with a perfect 4-0 score. This 4-0 score was replicated by Michael Sydnes in the Championship section. For complete results, please see: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201110085501.0