Tournament Results: Winter Blast

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Over 90 players met in Centreville for the Winter Blast chess tournament.  All three rated sections were hotly contested, with the winners emerging based on tiebreaks.  In the Championship section, both Camden Wiseman and Navid Bajoghli scored 3.5/4, though Camden won tie breaks.  Both players drew against Nikhil Ramachandran, who took third place with two wins and two draws.  Greenbriar West Elementary, represented by Andy Zhang and Andrew Song, won the team trophy.  In the K-12 Under 900 section, Nicholas Marconi edged out Nikhil Daga after they drew each other in the final round after winning their first three.  Bull Run, represented by Jay Sharma, Neha Pattanaik, Brian Dickinson, and Nathan Syu won the team trophy.   Miguel Arevalo and Shiv Lamba tied for first in the U-500 section, after both won all four games.  Bull Run won this section's team trophy as well, with Shiv Lamba, Charles Tai, Varsha Venkatesh, and Reese Niccum combining to score 10 points.  Our unrated quads winners were Sanjana Medhuri, Charlie Daubney, Vishal Kobla, Shishir Sriramoju, Parth Vakil, Jay Lalwani, Tommy Vu, Viraj Boreda, and Tyson Meyer.

 Full results for all sections below the fold.

SwissSys Standings. December Blitz: K-12 Championship

 NameIDRtngTeamGradeRd 1
Rd2Rd3Rd4Tot
 
1Camden Wiseman136618141300LOUARC W4W7W6D3 3.5
2Navid Bajoghli139251071365KENGAR6W8D3W9W6 3.5
3Nikhil Ramachandran138511061204CARSON7W5D2W10D1 3.0
4Edward Yanosky14466692872HERNHS11L1W11W5W7 3.0
5Rahul Chaudhary14188201863CHURES4L3W8L4W10 2.0
6Joshua Reardon14253451305WAMILL4W11W10L1L2 2.0
7Andrew J. Song14309013853GREEWE4W12L1W11L4 2.0
8Andy Zhang142920271042GREEWE3L2L5W12W9 2.0
9Vivek Batheja14262693827WILSPR7H---W12L2L8 1.5
10Andrew Song13903725850WOLFES B---L6L3L5 1.0
11Morgan Petrini14465614950MTV L6L4L7W12 1.0
12Parker Niccum145404551047VIRRUN6L7L9L8L11 0.0

 

SwissSys Standings. December Blitz: K-12 Under 900

 Nane
IDRtg
Team
Grade
Rd 1
Rd 2
Rd3Rd4Tot
 
1Nicholas Marconi12905076763GRECAS8W17W10W3D2 3.5
2Nikhil Daga13914580683HUNTWS6W11W19W9D1 3.5
3Tony Park14051655793GREEWE4W20W4L1W11 3.0
4Jay Sharma14284295507BULRUN W8L3W18W12 3.0
5Brendan Aronhime14380640458ROCKY H---D6W15W8 3.0
6Aidan Aronhime14380655605POPLTR H---D5W19W10 3.0
7Mason Lee14112121554GREEWE6W21W18L8W9 3.0
8Jiaying Lucy Cai14437338772CHURES2L4W20W7L5 2.0
9Ethan Hsiao14236324780CHURES W14W13L2L7 2.0
10Sung Lyun Kim14527277535GREEEE W12L1W21L6 2.0
11William Wang14003094460FLORIS3L2W22W16L3 2.0
12Garrett Heller14523782650FREHES1L10W17W13L4 2.0
13Neha Pattanaik14504488474BULRUN4W16L9L12W21 2.0
14Brian Dickinson14086652552BULRUN5L9L16W20W18 2.0
15Abhiram Kagitha14452858569OAKHIL2L18W21L5W19 2.0
16Christopher Salley14024628733PERRYE5L13W14L11D17 1.5
17Nathan Xue14109698481SPRHIL4L1L12W22D16 1.5
18Emily Lu13897118800WILSPR6W15L7L4L14 1.0
19Jared Cheifetz14548378unr.VIRRUN7W22L2L6L15 1.0
20Watson He14277194561FAIRHI3L3L8L14W22 1.0
21Thanushree Manjunath14520006784PARMID6L7L15L10L13 0.0
22Nathan Syu14527235598BULRUN4L19L11L17L20 0.0

 

SwissSys Standings. December Blitz: K-6 Under 500

 Name
IDRtng
Team
Grade
Rd 1
Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Tot 
1Miguel Arevalo14547113unr.STANAB6W12W7W8W3 4.0
2Shiv Lamba14264767409BULRUN W19W4W10W8 4.0
3Charles Tai14551090unr.BULRUN3W6W10W9L1 3.0
4Brandon Merski14548384unr.LOUARC3W11L2W14W13 3.0
5Jet Wu14530883unr.  L7W12W11W9 3.0
6Avi Lamba14264752299ACACHE L3W20D15W7 2.5
7Corey Paredes14465002388VIRRUN6W5L1W18L6 2.0
8Philip Onischuk14421531440MULLES1W16W18L1L2 2.0
9Niloy Banerjee14539684unr.CRECES5W14W13L3L5 2.0
10Nicky Reardon14533600396LEECOR6W20L3L2W15 2.0
11Noah Kane14350070371CRECES4L4W15L5W21 2.0
12Anjali Pattanaik14504473259DEERPE6L1L5B---W18 2.0
13Varsha Venkatesh14303542389BULRUN2W17L9W16L4 2.0
14Ben McClain14536485265VIRRUN6L9W17L4W19 2.0
15Vedant Gandhi14482891110HUTCFE B---L11D6L10 1.5
16Revanth Vejju14429460203GREEWE L8B---L13D20 1.5
17Nathaniel Addisu14551104unr.FAIRHI4L13L14D21B--- 1.5
18Aaron Lin14540262239POPLTR2W21L8L7L12 1.0
19Akash Banerjee14539678unr.CRECES2L2D21D20L14 1.0
20Reese Niccum14540455unr.BULRUN4L10L6D19D16 1.0
21Austin Yeatts14522051unr.VIRRUN3L18D19D17L11 1.0

 

Unrated Quads:

Quad 1

Charlie Daubney 3

Joel Cheifitz 1

Michael Tran 1

Benjamin Choe 1

 

Quad 2

Vishal Kobla 3

Zachary Ruttle 2

Sagar Bhat 1

Brady Volarich 0

 

Quad 3

Shishir Sriramoju 2.5

Aneesh Boreda 2

Sid Su 1

Jack Guzman 0.5

 

Quad 4

Parth Vakil 3

Chetan Alla 1.5

Siva Indupuru 1.5

Shane McGonaghie 0

 

Quad 5

Jay Lalwani 3

Austin Song 2

Steven Chen 1

Caleb Reardon 0

 

Quad 6

Tommy Vu 3

Jason Cheifitz 2

Jonathan Lee 0.5

Ethan Piccus 0.5

 

Quad 7

Viraj Boreda 3

Surya Kumar 1

Mark Kuzel 1

Shrisha Poonuganti 1

 

Quad 8

Tyson Meyer 2

George Daubney 2

Erika Chung 1.5

Joshua Byrd 0.5

 

Quad 9

Sanjana Medhuri 2.5

Jiyun Chae 2.5

Ayden Nguyen 2

Nivitha Periyapatna 1

Abhishek Gautam 1

Neha Periyapatna 0