2016 CHESS PIECES OF APRIL

Saturday, April 9, 2016 was a day filled locally with incredible snow and dancing chess pieces in Bryn Mawr, PA.  105 students of the game came together to compete in a chilly but alert environment.  More than a dozen new members of the United Chess Federation played in their maiden tournament.  Even with some signs of fatigue and growing pains, we saw all happy faces upon conclusion of the day.  Here are the top finishers followed by points earned:

K-6 U200 Individual:                      K-6 U200 Team
1.  Aiden Chinwalla 4                      1. Radnor  7
2.  Mark Kotlyar 4                            2.  Penn Valley 5.5
3.  Rebecca Bushee 3
4.  Andrew Szperka  3
5.  Max Westrup 3
6.  Alexander Petriw 3


K-6 U500 Individual:                    K-6 U500 Team:
1.  Samuel Hamilton 4                   1.  Ithan Elementary 10
2.  Conan Chen 4                           2.  The Philadelphia School 4
3.  Liam Cassidy 3                                                      
4.  Dean Moon 3
5.  Kevin Li 3
6.  Lucas Moon 3    

Honorable mention to Antonio Fidelibus, Cole Kelman, and Deeya Mulchandani each with 3 pts!

K-12 U800 Individual:                    K-12 U800 Team:
1.  Peter Judge 4                          1.  West Chester Library 7.5 
2.  Justin Xu 3.5                            2.  Jamison 7
3.  Lilian Wang 3.5
4.  Ved Tiwari 3
5.  Andrew Solovyev 3
6.  Ryan Hu 3


     Honorable mention to Mohit Dutta, Devesh Posa, Mason McClintic, and Alexander Szperka each with 3 pts!


K-12 Championship Individual:               K-12 Champ Team:
1.  Noah Thomforde-Toates 3.5                1.  Merion 7             
2.  Micah Dubnoff 3.5                                2. Bala Cynwyd MS 1       
3.  Seth Casel 3                                    
4.  Andew Fan 3


A big shout out to the parents and coaches who support all of the 105 players who weathered the April storm to mentally compete, build comradery, and have some good old fashioned fun!  Hope to see you all at our next tournament on May 14th!