2012 St. Brendan Fall Scholastic Chess Tournament

2012 St. Brendan Fall Scholastic was held on November 10th in Hilliard. About 160 players participated in this tournament. This is the third big local chess tournament in Columbus Metro area in this school year. It attracted a big crowd. Twenty current students of Dragon Chess Center participated in this tournament. They won 16 individual trophies and three team trophies.

Individual trophy winners:

Rated Open:
   
Ved Sampath - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.

Rated U1000:
    
Aja Sampath -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
     Tej Sampath - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.

Novice 14 & Under:
     
Jayanth Donthireddy -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
      Sampreeth Krovvidi - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
      Sai Chintala - 4th place, 4.0 pts.

Novice 9 & Under:
     
Alison Thomas -
1st place, 5.0 pts.
      Sneha Prabu - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
      Soham Joshi - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.
      Shiv Malhotra - 4th place, 4.0 pts.
      Srikrishna Kondaveeti - 6th place, 3.5 pts.

Beginner C:
     
Lohith Savardekar - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
      Udbhav Raghukanth - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.

Beginner B:
     
Athin Shetty -
1st place, 5.0 pts.

Beginner A:
     
Rushi Bhatt - 2nd place, 4.0 pts.
      Austin Hendrick - 3rd place, 4.0 pts.

Team Award for Dragon Chess Club:

Rated U1000 -
team champion
Novice Section -
team champion
Beginner Section - team champion

Comments:

1. These are excellent results in all sections for most of students in Dragon Chess Center. About 80% of our students won individual trophies.

2. The Beginner section is created to limit our students to win trophies in non-rated sections with eligibility criteria. We have five students in this section. They are relative new to big chess tournaments. Two of them are first time big chess tournament players. They did very well. Four of them got 4.0 or higher and ranked third place or better. The first time tournament player, Athin Shetty got a perfect score in his group.

3. The competition in two Novice section groups become more intensive with the creation of Beginner section. We maintained our dominance in this section.
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